Michael Dukakis


Michael Dukakis is the longest-serving governor in Massachusetts history and only the second Greek-American governor in U.S. history. Dukakis was the Democratic candidate for President in 1988. Since leaving office as Massachusetts Governor in 1991, Dukakis has served on the board of directors for Amtrak and has taught political science at Northeastern University and UCLA. In 2017, Governor Dukakis co-founded the AI World Society, and in 2018 he called for a Global Accord on the Use of Artificial Intelligence.  Governor Dukakis co-authored “The Social contract 2020, A New Social Contract in the Age of AI.” Governor Dukakis also coauthored, “The concepts of AI-Government,” “Ethics Code of Conduct for Cyber Peace and Security,” and the “BGF-G7 Summit Initiative Report.”


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Marc Rotenberg, CAIDP

Executive Director



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.


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Wonki Min



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.

Lorraine Kisselburgh


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



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. 

Karine Caunes


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.

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


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


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 

(New Delhi)


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 Jayaram



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. 

Nguyen Anh Tuan, Director,

Michael Dukakis Institute


Nguyen Anh Tuan is co-founder and Director of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation. Tuan is recognized globally for his pivotal role as a Vietnam government reformer. He has successfully fostered freedom-of-expression, vigorous open debate and private enterprise in a nation that has become a leader in commerce, culture, and innovation as well as a close ally of the West. He is the Founder and Chairman of the VietNamNet Media Group and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of VietNamNet, Vietnam’s preeminent online newspaper. Tuan was the Founder and CEO of VASC Software and Media Company and VietNet, the first Internet service provider in Vietnam.


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Anne Carblanc, CAIDP

Senior Advisor



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. Maseo 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.



Stephanie Perrin



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.

Bilyana Petkova 



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



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


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.

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.

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.


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Merve Hickok, CAIDP Senior Researcher

(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).

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. 

Rebecca Leeper



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



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.