Mary Brooks

Mary Brooks is a public policy fellow at the Wilson Center. Most recently, she was a fellow for the Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats team at the R Street Institute. She was also the lead researcher and associate producer for The Perfect Weapon (2020), an HBO documentary that explores the rise of cyber conflict as a key feature of modern inter-state competition. Prior to that, she served as the special assistant for a DC-based international human rights law firm dedicated to freeing political prisoners. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in government and a language certificate in Arabic.