Meicen Sun is a PhD candidate of international relations and political economy at MIT focusing on the tech-power nexus. A Track-II diplomat, she examines the effect of information policy on the future of innovation and state power. Sun previously worked for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC and the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa. A published author and regular invitee to conferences on global affairs, she is bilingual in English and Chinese and proficient in French. Sun has also written stories, plays and music and staged many of her works in China, Singapore and the U.S.