Tower Center Lunch Discussion | Christopher Bronk and Cody Monk

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 (11:45 AM – 2:00 PM)
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Baker Institute Fellow in Information Technology Policy

Christopher Bronk, Ph.D., is the Baker Institute fellow in information technology policy. He holds additional appointments in the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies, Rice University’s Department of Computer Science and the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. His research is focused in the area of cyber geopolitics with additional work in innovation, knowledge management, international politics, and policy related to intelligence and international security. In addition to significant work in the cyber security area he has published on a broad set of issues including: broadband and wifi policy; IT sector energy consumption; intelligence and information sharing issues; US-Mexico policy; and digital diplomacy. Bronk’s most recent work is in the area of computing and energy with an emphasis on the oil & gas industry. Bronk has provided commentary and opinion for a variety of news outlets, including the New York Times, Foreign Policy, Der Spiegel, Scientific American, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, 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.


FBI Special Agent

FBI Special Agent Cody Monk is based in Houston, where he works closely with academic institutions on cyber and intelligence threats. Before returning to Houston, SA Monk was the FBI Counterintelligence Division’s Academic Alliance National Program Manager, where he oversaw the Bureau’s outreach to the academic community and managed the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board.  Prior to the FBI, SA Monk was an internationally recognized bilingual journalist and a best-selling author. SA Monk also founded a multi-national digital media and sports marketing firm and taught Spanish at the university level. He has lectured and published extensively inside the national level intelligence and military communities, and, inside the academic and think tank community, at, among others, the Council of Foreign Relations, Stanford, Rice, and Dartmouth. He is also on the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Digital Economy Task Force. SA Monk holds BAs in Print Journalism and Latin American Studies from Southern Methodist University; an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Miami; and, an MS in Strategic Intelligence from DIA’s National Intelligence University, where he was a faculty member in the Graduate School of Intelligence for three years.