Marc Rotenberg is Executive Director of the Center for AI and Digital Policy. He is one of the world's leading experts on data protection, open government, and AI policy. He has served on many advisory panels, including the OECD AI Group of Experts. Marc helped draft the Universal Guidelines for AI, a widely endorsed policy framework for the regulation of Artificial Intelligence. Marc is the author of several textbooks on privacy law, open government, and AI policy, including the 2020 AI Policy Sourcebook and Privacy and Society (West Academic 2016). He teaches privacy law and the GDPR at Georgetown Law. Marc has spoken frequently before the US Congress, the European Parliament, the OECD, UNESCO, judicial conferences, and international organizations. Marc is a graduate of Harvard College, Stanford Law School, and Georgetown Law. He has previously led International comparative law studies on privacy and human rights, and cryptography and liberty.
Dr. Pablo Molina
Dr. Pablo Molina is the AVP and Chief Information Security Officer at Drexel University and a Faculty Lecturer at Georgetown University, where he teaches graduate courses in ethics and technology management. He holds teaching appointments in Mexico, Spain, and Nicaragua. He is the Executive Director of the International Applied Ethics and Technology Association. Pablo has a doctorate from Georgetown University on the adoption of technology in education and an MBA from Saint Louis University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Certified Information Privacy Professional. He recently completed a Fulbright program at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.
Wonki Min is a global leader in technology policy. He is President of SUNY (State University of New York) Korea and formerly Leading Professor, Department of Technology and Society SUNY Korea. Mr. Min is the former Vice Minister at the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT. At the OECD, Mr. Min chaired the AI Expert Group and the Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP). He was the Chairman of the 2015 ITU Council and the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.
Dr Lorraine Kisselburgh Lorraine Kisselburgh (Ph.D., Purdue University) is the inaugural Chair of ACM’s global Technology Policy Council, where she oversees global technology policy engagement. Drawing on expertise of 100,000 members, ACM’s policy groups provide nonpartisan technical expertise to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public. In 2018 she was a member of ACM’s Code of Ethics Task Force and a Scholar in Residence at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington DC where she helped develop the University Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence.
At Purdue University, Dr. Kisselburgh is a lecturer, fellow in the Center for Research in Information Assurance and Security and former professor of media, technology, and society. Her research on the social and cultural implications of technologies--including privacy, ethics, gender equity, and collaboration--has been conducted in China, India, Europe, and the Middle East. She has published more than 50 articles with 11 top paper awards, and has been awarded more than $2 million in funding to support her research. Funded by the National Science Foundation, she developed a framework to enhance ethical reasoning skills of STEM researchers, and also studied collaborative systems for creative designers. Purdue recognized her as the inaugural Faculty Scholar in the Center for Leadership, a Diversity Faculty Fellow, and a Violet Haas Award recipient for her efforts on behalf of women.
Francesca Bignami is Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law at GW Law. Her research focuses on comparative public law and the law of the European Union. She has published widely on privacy in transatlantic perspective, comparative rulemaking, rights and accountability in global governance, and the convergence of European regulatory systems.
Professor Bignami was Professor of Law at Duke Law School and the Director of the Center for European Studies. She was a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. She has also taught at the European University Institute of Florence, the University of Rome "La Sapienza," and the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome.
Giovanni De Gregorio (Milan)
Giovanni De Gregorio is PhD Candidate in Constitutional and Public Law at University of Milano-Bicocca and Academic Fellow at Bocconi University. His research focuses on digital constitutionalism at the intersection between constitutional law and technologies. He has been a visiting PhD student at the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford working with the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy. He has also been visiting fellow at Centre for Cyber Law and Policy at the University of Haifa. His research field includes Constitutional law, Internet law, Privacy and Data Protection law.
Eduardo Bertoni (Buenos Aires)
Eduardo Bertoni is Director of the Access to Public Information Agency in Argentina. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Privacy Assembly and the Ibero-American Data Protection Network.
He was founder of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) at Palermo University School of Law, Argentina. He was the Executive Director of the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) and the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights. He has published on democracy and human rights in leading newspapers in the Americas and has written on judicial reforms, international criminal law, and human rights.
Douglas Frantz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and former Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD. Frantz served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Obama administration. He was an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. Frantz graduated from DePauw University and earned a M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Pam Dixon is the founder and executive director of the World Privacy Forum. An author and researcher, she has written influential studies on privacy, identity, biometrics, AI, and health privacy. In 2019, Dixon served as Rapporteur for the first Roundtable of African Data Protection Authorities (RADPA). She conducted extensive research in India on the biometric system Aadhar, which formed the basis of a scholarly article, cited in the landmark Supreme Court of India Aadhaar decision. Dixon also coauthored The Scoring of America, a groundbreaking report on predictive analytics. Dixon served on the OECD AI Experts Group, and has testified before the US Congress regarding privacy and AI multiple times. Her new book on privacy will be published in 2022.
Anirban Sen is an all-round general litigation lawyer specializing in in intellectual property, privacy and media based and other commercial litigation. He is based in New Delhi and Kolkata. Anirban had litigated cases involving technology law, privacy, patent, copyright and trademarks as well as consumer law. Anirban completed his Master's degree from the George Washington School of Law. Anirban is also a former EPIC fellow.
Malavika is the inaugural Executive Director of Digital Asia Hub, a Hong Kong-based independent research think-tank incubated by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where she is also a Faculty Associate. She taught India’s first course on Information Technology & Law and teaches now at the Northwestern School of Law. She is on the Executive Committee of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.
Carolina Rossini is the founding CEO of Portulans Institute, a strategic consultant, and Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum. She is a technology law and policy expert, including ICT for development, intellectual property, open innovation, and telecommunications. She has worked for Access Now, Facebook, Public Knowledge, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Wikimedia Foundation. She was a Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center and serves on the advisory board of InternetLab (Brazil), Derechos Digitales (Chile), Lighthouse Collective (USA), Instituto EducaDigital (Brazil) and #IamtheCode (Global). Originally from Brazil, she served as in-house counsel Telefonica, and a law lecturer at the Center for Technology and Society at Fundação Getulio Vargas. Carolina has an LLM in Intellectual Property from Boston University, an MA in International Economic Negotiations from UNICAMP/UNESP, an MBA from Instituto de Empresas, and a JD from the University of Sao Paulo – USP.
Founder & President, The Future Society (TFS)
Nicolas Miailhe co-founded The Future Society (TFS) in 2014 and originally incubated it at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. An independent think-and-do-tank, TFS specializes in questions of impact and governance of emerging technologies, starting with Artificial Intelligence through its "AI Initiative" launched in 2015. A recognized strategist, thought-leader, and implementer, Nicolas has lectured around the world, and advises governments, international organizations, philanthropists, and multinationals. He is the co-Convener of the AI Civic Forum (AICF) organized in partnership with University of Montreal (Algora Lab), Mila, and UNESCO; and of the Global Governance of AI Forum (GGAF) organized yearly during the World Government Summit in Dubai. He is also an appointed expert to the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), to the AI Group of experts at OECD (ONE.AI & AIGO), and to the Global Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI). Nicolas teaches at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po), and at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs in Madrid. He is also a member of three committees of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethically Aligned Design of Autonomous & Intelligent Systems, a Senior Research Associate with the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard, and a Fellow with the Center for the Governance of Change at IE Business School in Madrid. An Arthur Sachs Scholar, Nicolas holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, a Master in Defense, Geostrategy & Industrial Dynamics from Panthéon-Assas University, and a Bachelor of Arts in European Affairs and International Relations from Sciences Po Strasbourg.
Laetitia Tanqueray (Lund, Sweden)
Laetitia Tanqueray is the founder of Hub AI at AI Lund, the first network that brings together students from all disciplines to discuss AI. According to the founding document, "We see Artificial Intelligence as a significant shift in the political and economic landscape of today that requires more than just the competencies of computer scientists and engineers." She is also a project assistant at the Engineering Faculty at Lund University (LTH), where she looks at the use of AI in healthcare to understand the importance given to fairness, accountability and transparency. Laetitia is also undertaking her Master’s in Sociology of Law, currently writing her thesis researching social robots in healthcare. Laetitia holds bachelors in English Law (LLB) and French Law (Master 1).
Eva Thelisson (AI Transparency Institute)
Dr. Eva Thelisson is the co-founder of the AI Transparency Institute (Switzerland) which is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to a safe, sustainable and trustworthy Artificial Intelligence. She wrote a Ph.D on the General Data Protection Regulation with a focus on digital technologies (AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain and IoT) and is Visiting Scholar at MIT Connection Science under the supervision of Alex S. Pentland. Her research is focused on the legal, ethical and societal impact of digital technologies. She developped audit-frameworks on AI with her team to engage private actors in business models that are performant, sustainable, zero-carbon and eco-responsible for today and future generations. She is actively involved in international fora on digital policy at OECD, EU Commission and Council of Europe. In addition to publishing in a variety of national and international journals, Eva has organised the AI Governance Forum in 2019 and 2020. She is an Ethics expert at the EU Commission and member of the Editorial Board of the AI & Ethics Journal published by Springer.
Stuart Russell (Berkeley)
Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, holder of the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering, and Director of the Center for Human-Compatible AI. He is a recipient of the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award and from 2012 to 2014 held the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris. He is an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" (with Peter Norvig) is the standard text in AI, used in 1500 universities in 135 countries. His research covers a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on the long-term future of artificial intelligence and its relation to humanity. He has developed a new global seismic monitoring system for the nuclear-test-ban treaty and is currently working to ban lethal autonomous weapons.
Merve Hickok, CAIDP Senior Research Director
(Istanbul and Michigan)
Merve Hickok is the founder of AIEthicist and Lighthouse Career Consulting. She is an independent AI ethics consultant, lecturer and speaker. Merve is a member of the IEEE work groups that set global standards for autonomous systems, a ForHumanity Fellow, a founding editorial board member of Springer Nature AI & Ethics journal, a regional lead for Women in AI Ethics Collective, and a technical/policy expert for AI Policy Exchange. Merve is a certified HIPAA privacy & security expert (CHPSE).
Karine Caunes, CAIDP Global Program Director (Paris)
Karine Caunes is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Law Journal (ELJ). She is Senior Lawyer and Course Director in the field of European Public Law at the Academy of European Law (ERA). She holds a PhD in law from the European University Institute, was Jean Monnet Research Fellow within the Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice at NYU and visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School. She has taught at Sciences Po Paris, Université Paris X, Université Lyon III, France; European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice, Italy; Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Ljubljana University, Slovenia; IE Law School, Madrid, Spain; Catolica Global School of Law, Lisbon, Portugal. She has participated in EU and nationally-funded research projects and has been a consultant for European and national institutions.
Anne Carblanc, CAIDP
Senior Advisor (Paris)
Anne Carblanc is the Senior Advisor for the Center for AI and Digital Policy and the former Head of the Digital Economy Policy Division in the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. Prior to joining the OECD, she was Secretary General, Director of Services in the French data protection authority (Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des libertés – CNIL). She has also served ten years in the French judicial system, both as a judge in charge of criminal investigations and as the head of the criminal law department in the Ministry of Justice. During her career in national and international government, Anne has drafted many laws, regulations and soft law instruments on topics ranging from criminal procedure to digital security, privacy and artificial intelligence.
Prof. Masao Horibe
Prof. Dr. Masao Horibe is former Chairman of Japan’s Personal Information Protection Commission. He was Professor of Law at Hitotsubashi University and Chuo University, teaching comparative law, media law, information law, freedom of information, privacy and data protection. His recent commentaries focus on privacy and AI. He served as Vice-Chair of WPISP (the Working Party on Information Security and Privacy) of the OECD (1996-2008). And he advocated to establish an independent data protection agency in Japan, which occurred in 2015.
Dr Stephanie Perrin is a data protection expert and the President of Digital Discretion. She is currently the Chair of the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group at ICANN. Dr Perrin is a recognized international expert in privacy and data protection, as well as a recognized expert in the social impact of technology. She has in-depth knowledge of information technology issues, risk analysis and strategies to minimize negative privacy impacts and policy failure informed by her 30 years of experience working in the Canadian federal government. Dr Perrin led the drafting of Canada’s private sector privacy law, PIPEDA, and participated in several other Internet policy initiatives for the Canadian government.
Emilio De Capitani
Emilio De Capitani is a leading expert on EU law and institutions, and a fundamental rights activist. He is Executive Director of the Fundamental Rights European Experts Group (FREE Group) and he is pursuing cases on the transparency of legislative communications and the PNR. He is the former Secretary of the European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE 1998-2011). He is a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary’s Law School (London), and at Scuola Superiore S.Anna (PISA - Italy). He is the author of several articles on the evolution of EU institutions.
Dr Bilyana Petkova is an affiliated scholar with the Yale Information Society Project. Her research interests include comparative constitutional law, judicial legitimacy, federalism, and platform regulation. She has taught at Georgetown Law, Maastricht University, the University of Melbourne, and Qatar University. Bilyana was a Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She is the coauthor of Fundamental Rights Protection Online (Elgar 2020). Her forthcoming book explores the regulation of data protection and AI in municipalities.
Oreste Pollicino is a professor of Constitutional Law at the Bocconi University. Professor Pollicino is director of the Law of Internet Technologies LLM Bocconi program. He represents Italy in the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) where he sits also in the executive board and in the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI). He will be an observer for the Council of Europe Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (#CAHAI). His latest book Judicial Protection of Fundamental Rights and the Rise of Digital Constitutionalism is forthcoming (April 2021) for Hart Publishing, Oxford.
Maria Helen Murphy
Dr Maria Helen Murphy is an Assistant Professor in Law at Maynooth University (National University of Ireland, Maynooth). Her research focuses on the intersections between technology, the law, and human rights. In addition to publishing in a variety of national and international journals, Maria has authored the book, Surveillance and the Law: Language, Power and Privacy (2019) and co-authored the book, Information and Communications Technology Law in Ireland (2017). Maria is a member of the Executive Board of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.
Nguyen Dinh Quy (Boston)
Dr. Nguyen Dinh Quy is a development manager and senior R&D engineer at Mitsubishi Electric in Cambridge, MA, USA. He is working with MIT CSAIL on AI, machine learning and factory automation. Prior to joining Mitsubishi Electric, he was a technical manager at Schlumberger for digital transformation. Dr. Quy is a co-founder of VietSearch for a big data analytics on Vietnamese oversea. VietSearch has been awarded and recognized in nationwide as an IT platform to foster Vietnam’s education and business. He is also a founder and president of the Vietnamese Youth Volunteer foundation to help disadvantaged children in Vietnam since 2006.
Wendell Wallach is a scholar at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, where he chaired Technology and Ethics studies for eleven years. He is also a senior advisor to The Hastings Center and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. His latest book is A Dangerous Master: How to keep technology from slipping beyond our control. He co-authored (with Colin Allen) Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong and edited the eight-volume Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies (Routledge 2017). He received the World Technology Award for Ethics in 2014 and for Journalism and Media in 2015, as well as a Fulbright Research Chair at the University of Ottawa in 2015-2016. He served as the co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Technology, Values, and Policy, and he is presently a member of the WEF AI Council. Wendell is the lead organizer for the 1st International Congress for the Governance of AI (ICGAI), which will convene in Prague in May 2021.
Yoram Hacohen (Petah Tikve)
Yoram Hacohen is an Israeli law and technology expert, CEO for the Israel Internet Association ISOC-IL, and Chair of Privacy Israel, an NGO that aims to promote privacy and data protection in Israel. In 2006 Yoram was appointed by the Israeli government to establish and lead the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA), Israel's data protection authority. Yoram was also a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). Yoram received L.Lb from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a MBA from the Recanati School of Management at Tel Aviv University. Yoram was one of the founders of the Haifa Center for Law and Technology, and has taught courses in leading Israeli universities about electronic evidence and computer crimes, legal aspects of e-commerce, and hi-tech entrepreneurship.
Cristos Velasco (Germany and Mexico)
Dr. Cristos Velasco is an attorney with residence in the city of Mannheim, Germany whose main areas of practice are global data privacy, cybercrime and cyber security law and policies. He is the manager of Evidencia Digital.LAT and Protección Datos México (ProtDataMx). He currently teaches the courses “Information Technology Law”, “International Business Law & International Organizations” at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Mannheim and Stuttgart, Germany. He is the author of Cyber Law in Mexico (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2019) and Criminal Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Access on Cybercrime (Tirant lo Blanch 2015). His latest book Practical Aspects of Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in coauthorship is forthcoming in January 2021.
Patricia Adusei-Poku (Accra)
Patricia Adusei-Poku, the Executive Director of the Ghana Data Protection Commission; She is a seasoned privacy practitioner, program manager, information governance and risk expert in the public, private and non-profit sectors globally.
Some of her recent appointments include the Head of Data Protection at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Global Director for Data Protection & Privacy at World Vision International.
Currently the Co-Chair (with UK ICO Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham) on the Common Thread Network (CTN) of Commonwealth Data Protection Commissioner and the Vice President of the African Network of Data Protection Authorities.
Patricia holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA - Project Management & Consultancy), MSC-International Public Policy, BSc (Hons) Computing Science, A Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) issued by the globally recognized International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Certified Practitioner in European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).
She enjoys reading, travelling and charity work.
Hlengiwe Dube (Pretoria)
Hlengiwe Dube is a PhD candidate and Programme Manager with the Centre For Human Rights, University of Pretoria. She manages projects on freedom of expression, access to information, digital rights and other issues that fall within the democracy purview within the Centre's Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa from the Centre for Human Rights.
Valeria Milanes (Buenos Aires)
Valeria Milanes is Executive Director in Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC - Association for Civil Rights) in Argentina since 2018. She is part of ADC since 2015 and consolidated ADC´s digital work related to human rights. She is an IT Law specialist graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and obtained a certificate on Privacy Law and Policy from the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam. She is an experienced litigation lawyer, as well as an IT Law researcher and lecturer in domestic and international events. She has participated as guest lecturer in graduate courses in the University of Buenos Aires and Torcuato Di Tella University.
Alessandro Acquisti is the Trustees Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the director of the Peex (Privacy Economics Experiments) lab at CMU and a Carnegie Fellow (inaugural class). Alessandro investigates the economics of privacy. His research has spearheaded the investigation of privacy and disclosure behavior in online social networks, and the application of behavioral economics to the study of privacy decision making. His studies have won numerous awards and have been published in outlets across multiple fields, including economics, computer science, psychology, and marketing. His findings have been featured in international media outlets, including Economist, NYT, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, Wired, CNN, and 60 Minutes; his TED talks on privacy and behavior have been viewed over 1.3 million times. Alessandro holds a PhD from UC Berkeley, and Master degrees from Berkeley, LSE, and Trinity College Dublin.
Mariame Almoghanam (Research Assistant, Georgetown Law)
Mariame Almoghanam is a Saudi Arabian LL.M candidate in International Business and Economic Law with a Certificate in Arbitration at Georgetown University Law Center. She obtained her bachelor's degree in law from King Saud University. Her experience as a leader in King Salman's leadership Center and with the Human Rights Commission in Riyadh reinforced her vision for her career future. Further, she worked in Saudi Arabia as a Law clerk at a large law firm, where she conducted legal research, drafted legal memoranda, and met with clients to consider cases. Her work included business, real estate, and civil law cases.
Regina Iminova (Research Assistant, Georgetown Law)
Regina Iminova is an LLM candidate in Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. Her research focuses on corporate accountability at the intersection between privacy law and human rights. Originally from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, she lived and studied in China, Russia, and Central Asia. She has a Bachelor of Laws in Diplomacy and International Affairs from China Foreign Affairs University, and a Juris Doctor from American University, Washington College of Law. While in law school, she served as Senior Writer at the Human Rights Brief and published several articles concerning surveillance, human rights abuses, and States ‘obligations under international law. She spent her Summer and Fall of 2019 at the International Law Institute (ILI), working closely with global experts, legal advisors, professionals from government, academia, multilateral organizations, and the private sector in preparation and delivery of training programs on international law, governance, management, development, and reform.
Max Birla (Research Assistant, Georgetown Law)
Max Birla is a LL.M candidate in International Business and Economic Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He completed his undergraduate degree in Law with German law from the University of Exeter and Saarland University. While completing his LL.M in German law at Saarland University he worked as a research assistant in the field of legal informatics and assisted in translating academic texts from German to English. During his bachelor’s degree he interned in the mergers and acquisitions as well as capital market practices of international law firms in Germany and Spain where he assisted on various types of financial agreements.
Jonathan Kropf (Zurich)
Jonathan Kropf is a student in Political Sciences and Business Administration at the University of Zurich. Jonathan is active in Swiss Politics and holds a position as the district president of the “Young Liberals Party” in Canton of Zurich in Switzerland. Jonathan has been working with the National and Cantonal to draft and implement policies in areas such as Sustainability, Education, Planning, Building, Energy and Transportation.
At the moment he is working on a merger between two critical district parties in the Canton of Zurich in order to increase effectiveness of governance and enhance cooperation between its various branches. On the innovation track, Jonathan has been working on projects on the application and effects of various breakthrough technologies on human life. In the AIWS, Jonathan has been researching for the Common Good Digital Framework in the legal, political, technological areas.
Adeboye Adegoke (Pretoria)
Adeboye Adegoke is Senior Program Manager at Paradigm initiative, a Pan-African social enterprise working on digital inclusion and digital rights advocacy to promote better public policy leading to internet freedom in Central, East, Southern, and West Africa where he works at the intersection of technology and human rights, leading strategic advocacy engagements, research, and capacity building programs. He is an alumnus of the African School on Internet Governance, a member of the Advisory Network for the Freedom Online Coalition, and a member of the Canadian Government-led Taskforce on Artificial intelligence and Human Rights (TFAIR). He is currently studying for a Masters of Law in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at the University of Pretoria, South Africa
(Helsinki, Finland and Florence, Italy)
Lucas Cardiell is a doctoral researcher at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. In 2018, Lucas was awarded a grant from the Academy of Finland to complete a master’s degree in Comparative, European, and International Laws (L.L.M.) and a Ph.D. in law at the EUI. His research lies at the crossroads of AI, robotics, and human rights, and is supervised by Giovanni Sartor and Marc Rotenberg. Lucas also holds degrees in international human rights law from Åbo Akademi, Finland, in sociology from the University of Eastern Finland, Finland, and in international relations from Fatih University, Turkey. He contributes to several Finnish newspapers. His writings examine emerging technologies through the lenses of human rights.
Rebecca Leeper is a software engineer at Data Ductus Inc., a network and cloud software consulting firm. She is also the director of the Common Good Digital Framework (CGDF), an initiative aimed to bring authoritative knowledge and raise awareness about violations of ethical values and standards by governments and large corporations in their usage of digital technology. Prior to the CGDF, Rebecca pursued research into emerging technologies and cyber-security at the United Nations Office at Geneva, The Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, and Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Rebecca graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Computer Engineering and a minor in International Security Studies.
Paula Soumaya Domit
Paula Soumaya Domit is a Mexican-Lebanese undergraduate student at Northeastern University. She studies Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a minor in International Security Studies and researches issues of international security, particularly regarding organized crime and emerging technologies. She has worked in partnership with the United Nations Office at Geneva, Sciences Po, and the Institute for Economics and Peace. She is currently a lead researcher at the Common Good Digital Framework and is working on the AI Social Contract Index.
Larissa Zutter is a Swiss intern at the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation working on the Common Good Digital Framework and the AI Social Contract Index. She has a bachelors degree in Economics, Business and Political Science from the University of Basel. Her research has focused on sustainability in investment management as well as European Union data protection policy. She has also worked for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in the Fundraising, Programme Partnerships and Innovations Department.
Giuliano Borter (Basel, Switzerland)
Giuliano Borter is a Swiss student at the Institute for European Global Studies of the University of Basel with a bachelor’s degree in Law. He researches issues of crisis and conflict management as well as international organizations with particular interests in international and European law, defense, security as well as technology policies and international relations
Charles Kajoloweka (Pretoria)
Charles Kajoloweka is a frontline human rights activist, founder and executive director of Youth and Society (YAS), a non-profit human rights and governance watchdog in Malawi. He is studying for a Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at University of Pretoria, South Africa. Charles has also been a recipient of the prestigious Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). He is also a recipient of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), Austria. Charles is also an Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goal 16 under the 16x16 Youth Initiative hosted by the UNDP and Government of Italy.
Thobekile Matimbe (Pretoria)
Thobekile Matimbe is an LLM student in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. She serves as Community Manager at Paradigm Initiative and a human rights lawyer with over 10 years legal and civic engagement experience. She is passionate about serving underserved communities promoting human rights and advancing digital inclusion for all. She is a Mandela Washington Fellow and 2018 Regional Advisory Board Secretary for the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Thobekile has advocacy expertise at national, regional and international level and holds Civic Leadership certification from Indiana University.