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Email: jon [dot] lindsay [at] utoronto [dot] ca
Office: San Diego Supercomputer Center 147E
Phone: 858-534-5123
Mail: c/o Jason Lopez
UCSD Political Science Department
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0521
La Jolla, CA 92093-0521
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jon.lindsay
I am Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs. I am currently on sabbatical through the end of the year at UC San Diego completing a book about information technology and military power, working title Technology at War: The Politics of Control Systems. I will be teaching security courses in the Munk School Masters of Global Affairs curriculum starting Spring 2016.  

My research examines the impact of technology on international security, with a focus on cybersecurity, military innovation, and grand strategy. My publications have appeared in journals such as International Security, Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Technology and Culture. I am the editor, with Tai Ming Cheung and Derek Reveron, of China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain (Oxford University Press, 2015). I also lead a Minerva Initiative project, with Erik Gartzke at UC San Diego and Michael Nacht at Berkeley, on the implications of emerging technologies for the theory and practice of deterrence.

I received my Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in computer science and B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford UniversityI have served in the U.S. Navy with operational assignments in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

(This black bear in Sequoia National Park demonstrates one approach to academic research.)