My name is Bulelani Jili, and I am a Resident Tutor. Currently, I am a PhD candidate at Harvard University, as a Meta Research Ph.D. Fellow. My research interests include ICT development, Africa-China relations, Cybersecurity, Chinese Business Law, Post-Colonial Thought, and Privacy Law.
I am also a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School, Cybersecurity Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Futures Fellow at Mercator Institute for China studies, Scholar-in-residence at Electronic Privacy Information Center, and Research Associate at Oxford University. I have supported the Freedom House Africa Program and the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Human Rights Initiative at large, which investigates the spread of facial recognition technology in Africa. Chiefly my work aims to understand the nature of order that underlies China’s new globalism. Accordingly, I am happy to chat to anybody about these areas of study and more.
Prior to attending Harvard, I earned an M.Phil. from Cambridge University, where I studied as a Standard Bank Africa Chairman’s Scholar. Additionally, I was a Yenching scholar at Peking University, where I received a M.A. in Economics. Studying with Prof. He Yafei, former Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I focused on Chinese global governance strategies and domestic economic approaches.
I was born in Durban, South Africa, but I found myself living and learning in London, Connecticut, Beijing, and Hong Kong. Most importantly, I love poetry, running, and basketball. Planning dinner parties is arguably one of my great talents. A chat over a meal is greatly welcome.
I look forward to getting to know you all!