James Lewis

James Lewis is a senior Vice President at CSIS, directs its Strategic Technologies Program, and is a Visiting Professor at the US Naval Academy.  Before joining CSIS, he was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service and Senior Executive Service, where he worked on a range of political–military issues.  His negotiating experience includes the Cambodia Peace Process and the P-5 talks on arms transfers.  Lewis led the U.S. delegation to the Wassenaar Arrangement Experts Group.  He was assigned to U.S. Southern Command for Just Cause, U.S. Central Command for Desert Shield, and the U.S. Central American Task Force.   Lewis has authored numerous publications and was the Rapporteur for the successful 2010, 2103 and 2015 UN Group of Government Experts on Information Security and leads a long running Track II Dialogue on cybersecurity with the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations.  Lewis received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.