April 14, 2022

CNAS Technology and National Security Program Welcomes Senior Adjunct Fellow Pablo Chavez

Washington, April 14, 2022—The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to welcome Pablo Chavez as a new Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Technology and National Security Program.

“Pablo Chavez brings a tremendous amount of leadership and expertise to the table, and I am thrilled to welcome him to the team,” said Martijn Rasser, Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program. “We look forward to drawing from Pablo's insights, gained over the course of an impressive career as a leading voice in tech policy, both in government and the private sector."

Chavez is a technology policy expert who most recently served as Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Public Policy for Google Cloud until February 2022. In that role, Chavez led an international team of policy professionals addressing critical issues, such as digital sovereignty, cybersecurity, and AI. Working closely with Google Cloud’s business, product, and engineering leadership, Chavez led Google Cloud’s policy strategy on key cloud products, technical infrastructure investments, and business transactions globally and across sectors.

Chavez currently serves on the advisory boards of the Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. He received his law degree from Stanford Law School and his bachelor's degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University.

Chavez’s research focuses on the impact of emerging cloud-related laws, regulations, and policies on national security and economic development.

The Technology and National Security Program at CNAS explores the policy challenges associated with emerging technologies. A key focus of the program is bringing together the technology and policy communities to better understand these challenges and together develop solutions.