Christopher Bronk is the fellow in technology, society and public policy (TSPP) at Rice University's Baker Institute. He previously served as a career diplomat with the United States Department of State on assignments both overseas and in Washington, D.C. He has experience in information policy, cybersecurity, political affairs, immigration and U.S.–Mexico border issues. Since arriving at Rice, Bronk has divided his attentions among a number of areas including information security, technology for immigration management, broadband policy, Web 2.0 governance and the militarization of cyberspace. He teaches on the intersection of computing and politics in Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering. Bronk has provided commentary for a variety of news outlets including ABC, NPR, the BBC and The Houston Chronicle. Holding a Ph.D. from The Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Bronk also studied international relations at Oxford University and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.