Arthur Nelson is associate director of the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He works on international security and governance issues in cyberspace with a focus on the global financial system, the geopolitical dimensions of fintech, and encryption policy. He oversees the initiative’s research development, strategic planning, and policy engagement, and staffs Carnegie’s FinCyber Advisory Group and Encryption Working Group.
Nelson has led cyber policy dialogues with G7 and G20 governments and has participated in track II dialogues on technology policy issues with Australia, China, and India. He is co-author of the International Strategy to Better Protect the Global Financial System Against Cyber Threats (Carnegie Endowment, 2020). His research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CBS’ 60 Minutes, CNN, Reuters, Straits Times, Newsweek, Slate, and elsewhere, and by the World Economic Forum, the International Monetary Fund, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Prior to joining Carnegie, Nelson was a researcher with both the Strategic Technologies and International Security programs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Before that he worked on election security and cybersecurity policy at Elections Ontario, and international governance issues with the G20 Research Group and the Global Summitry Project. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in political science.