From 2019 to 2020, Meredith Potter worked full-time at the Atlantic Council, paving the way for the Geotech Center by launching its first programs, most notably, its series of global roundtables about the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and US-China relations.
Her focuses–emerging technology, world order, and China’s impacts on both–are the results of her relationship with Henry Kissinger, whose research, writing, and continued involvement in foreign policymaking she has facilitated for the past six years and counting. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she helped Dr. Kissinger, Dr. Eric Schmidt of Google, and Dr. Dan Huttenlocher of MIT co-write their forthcoming book, The Age of AI (Little, Brown; October 12, 2021).
Previously, as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) at the State Department, Meredith served at the Embassy in Cairo, in counterterrorism, and in arms control, including as a delegate to the UN General Assembly. Before she became a PMF, she served at the Mission in Geneva and in the Department of Defense.
Meredith earned a BA and an MA in Political Science from Yale University, where she participated in the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy and wrote her thesis about the logic of targeted killing, compelled by the advancement of unmanned aerial technology.