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Christopher Bronk

Nonresident Scholar, Center for Energy Studies


Chris Bronk is an associate professor of information science and technology at the University of Houston and a nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute.

He is the author of “Cyber Threat: The Rise of Information Geopolitics in U.S. National Security,” and has published extensively on internet censorship, online surveillance, border security, public diplomacy and critical infrastructure protection. His academic work has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, Deloitte, Microsoft and AT&T. Bronk has served as both a foreign service officer and senior advisor at the U.S. Department of State.

Bronk also directs the University of Houston’s graduate cybersecurity program and holds an appointment with Rice University’s Department of Computer Science.

He earned a Ph.D. from The Maxwell School of Syracuse University and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, and studied international relations at Oxford University.

Contact at or 713-743-5593.