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



Marc Rotenberg is 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 books on privacy law, open government, and AI policy, including the 2020 AI Policy Sourcebook. 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.


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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

(Technology Policy)


Dr Lorraine Kisselburgh is the inaugural Chair of ACM’s global Technology Policy Council, where she oversees technology policy engagement in the US, Europe, and other global regions. Drawing on 100,000 computer scientists and professional members, ACM’s public policy activities provide nonpartisan technical expertise to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the general public about technology policy issues, including the 2017 Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability and the 2020 Principles for Facial Recognition Technologies.

Merve Hickok

(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).

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.

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. 

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. 

Nguyen Anh Tuan


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



Anne Carblanc is the former Head of the Digital Economy Policy Division in the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. The division develops intergovernmental policy frameworks to guide the digital transformation of the economy and society, and in that context, she drafted many OECD legal instruments on topics ranging from digital security to artificial intelligence. 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.


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.


Paula Soumiya 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.

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.