About the team

About the Advisory Group

PCIO has convened an advisory group of leading experts from industry, media, academia, and civil society to complement Carnegie’s global network of researchers. Advisory group members participate in their individual capacities and provide strategic advice in the development of new projects and publications.

PCIO has also established institutional partnerships to promote international, cross-sectoral consensus on key issues. Our partner organizations have designated liaisons to support our work and are invited to participate in relevant projects on a case-by-case basis.

Advisory Group

Graham Brookie

Twitter: @GrahamBrookie
Email: dfrlab@atlanticcouncil.org

Graham Brookie is the director and managing editor of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Washington DC.

Prior to joining the DFRLab, Brookie served in various positions at the White House and National Security Council. His most recent role was as an adviser for strategic communications with a focus on digital strategy, audience engagement, and coordinating a cohesive record of former U.S. President Barack Obama’s national security and foreign policy. Previously he served as the adviser to the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism (APHSCT), the president’s top aide for cybersecurity, counterterrorism, intelligence, and homeland security issues. He also worked in the East Asia, Middle East, and North Africa directorates at the National Security Council.

Brookie graduated cum laude with degrees from American University in Washington, DC. He also completed the London School of Economics’ general course.

Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff is chairman and founder of the Chertoff Group, a security and risk management advisory firm with offices in Washington, DC. Chertoff is also senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP’s Washington, DC, office and a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group.

Previously Chertoff served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As secretary, he led a 218,000 person department with a budget of $50 billion to develop and implement border security and immigration policy, promulgate homeland security regulation, and spearhead a national cyber security strategy. He also served on the National Security and Homeland Security Councils, and on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

Prior to his appointment to President George W. Bush’s cabinet, he served from 2003 to 2005 on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Before becoming a federal judge, Chertoff was the assistant attorney general for the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In that position, he oversaw the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and formed the Enron Task Force.

Chertoff’s career includes more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, including service as U.S. attorney for the district of New Jersey, first assistant U.S. attorney for the district of New Jersey, and assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York. As a federal prosecutor, Chertoff investigated and personally prosecuted significant cases of political corruption, organized crime, and corporate fraud.

Chertoff currently serves on the board of directors of Noblis, Delta Risk, and Edgewood Networks. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Sonavation, Securonix, Reporty, V Armour, and Lumina. He is also chairman of the board of directors of BAE Systems, Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of BAE Systems plc. Chertoff was first appointed to the Inc. board in March 2010 and appointed chairman in May 2012. He is also a member of a number of nonprofit advisory boards, including Freedom House, American Action Forum, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, and Global Security & Privacy by Design.

Chertoff is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. From 1979-1980, he served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr. Chertoff has received numerous awards including the Department of Justice Henry E. Petersen Memorial Award (2006); the Department of Justice John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation (1987); NAACP Benjamin L. Hooks Award for Distinguished Service (2007); European Institute Transatlantic Leadership Award (2008); and two honorary doctorates. His trial experiences have been featured in over half a dozen books and many news articles.

Yasmin Green

Yasmin Green is the director of research and development for Jigsaw, a unit within Alphabet building technology to make the world safer from global security challenges.

In her role, Green leads an interdisciplinary team to forecast threats and validate technology interventions. She has pioneered new approaches to counter violent extremism and state-sponsored disinformation, including seeding the world’s first online network of former violent extremists and survivors of terrorism, launching a new advertising-based program to confront online radicalization called the Redirect Method, and informing cross-platform responses to coordinated disinformation campaigns.

Green actively advises and leads security initiatives outside Jigsaw. She is a senior advisor on innovation to Oxford Analytica and the Harvard Belfer Center’s Defending Digital Democracy Project, a member of the Aspen Cyber Strategy Group, an Anti-Defamation League board member, and co-chaired the European Commission’s Working Group on Online Radicalization from 2014-2015. Additionally, Green has been named one of Fortune’s “40 Under 40” most influential young leaders and one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” and she serves on the board of the Tory Burch Foundation.

Green has a first-class honours B.Sc. in economics from University College London and an M.Sc. in management from the London School of Economics and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Louise Marie Hurel

Louise Marie Hurel is currently pursuing her PhD in Data, Networks, and Society at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) working on technical security expertise, cybersecurity governance, and incident response. Hurel leads research and cyber policy engagement at Igarapé Institute’s Cybersecurity and Digital Liberties Program. She holds an MSc in media and communications (data and society) from the LSE (distinction) and a BA in international relations from PUC-Rio. She is also a nonresident research fellow at the Brazilian Naval War College (NAC-EGN) working on the geopolitics of technology.

Hurel’s work focuses on exploring interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary security challenges and the role of non-state actors in cybersecurity (Taylor and Francis Cyber Policy Journal), regional and national Internet governance (Universidad San Andrés, UPenn), and infrastructure security, having been awarded for her dissertation “Cybersecurity and Internet Governance: Two Competing Fields.” Recent publications include book chapters on “Securitization and Cybersecurity Governance in Brazil” (Letramento), “Putting the Technical Community Back into Cyber (Policy)” (forthcoming), and “Cyber-Norms Entrepreneurship? Understanding Microsoft’s advocacy on cybersecurity” (forthcoming).

Her previous experience includes consultancy for a UNESCO project on “What if we all governed the Internet,” and research in Internet governance, privacy, and security at the Center for Technology and Society at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (CTS-FGV). Hurel has also been actively involved in Internet governance spaces, also serving as representative for Europe in the executive committee of the noncommercial users’ constituency at ICANN.

Adam Joinson

Email: A.Joinson@bath.ac.uk
Twitter: @joinson

Adam Joinson is professor of information systems at the University of Bath. He has worked closely with a range of large organizations on security, technology, and behavior, as well as contributing to guidance from CPNI, NCSC, and ENISA. He is the University of Bath lead for a new Centre for Doctoral Training in Trust, Identity, Privacy, and Security (with the University of Bristol), and leads the ‘online behavior’ strand in the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, the United Kingdom’s national hub for applying behavioral and social science to national security. He has published over 100 articles, chapters, and books on technology, behavior, cybersecurity, and privacy.

Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco served as homeland security and counterterrorism advisor to President Barack Obama from 2013-2017. In this role, she chaired the cabinet level homeland security principals committee and coordinated the federal government’s crisis management and response to cyberattacks, pandemics and terrorist threats. Monaco also spent fifteen years at the Department of Justice, serving as a career federal prosecutor, and in senior management positions including at the FBI, where she served as chief of staff to then-Director Robert S. Mueller, III, and helped him lead the FBI’s post-9/11 transformation. In 2011, she was confirmed as assistant attorney general for national security, the first woman to serve in that position. She oversaw all federal terrorism and national security prosecutions nationwide. During her tenure she made cyber threats a top priority and created the first nationwide network of national security cyber specialists.

She is now a partner at O’Melveny & Myers and serves as co-chair of the firm’s data security and privacy group. She is also a distinguished senior fellow at New York University Law School’s Reiss Center on Law & Security and Center for Cybersecurity. In addition, she is a member of the board of Accenture Federal Services; Cognosante LLC; and the nonprofit organization, Hostage US. She also co-chairs the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity Group, and she is a senior national security analyst for CNN. Monaco is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School.

Eni Mustafaraj

Twitter: @enimust

Dr. Eni Mustafaraj is an assistant professor of computer science at Wellesley College. She holds a PhD in computer science from the Philips University of Marburg and a MEng from the Polytechnic University of Tirana. Mustafaraj is a native of Albania, a country that suffered extreme isolation under a totalitarian regime from 1944-1991. Life in Albania made her experience first-hand the effects of state-run, pervasive propaganda, and ideological brainwashing. This is why since 2008 she has been studying web-based platforms (e.g. Google, Twitter, Wikipedia) to observe their susceptibility to adversarial efforts for spreading disinformation. Her co-authored paper, “From Obscurity to Prominence in Minutes: Political Speech and Real-time Search,” published in the 2nd Web Science Conference in 2010, is the first academic paper that documents the use of orchestrated Twitter bots to attack a political candidate during an election. Recently, supported by an NSF CAREER grant, she is studying credibility signals for online sources.

Ben Nimmo

Ben Nimmo is director of investigations at Graphika, a social-media analytics company based in New York. He specializes in studying cross-platform information and influence operations and election interference. A former travel writer, journalist, and NATO press officer, he began his analytical career studying Russian information operations around the annexation of Crimea, and progressively came to study operations across social media and around the world. He speaks a number of languages, including Russian and Latvian, plays the trombone, and spends his leisure time underwater, where there is less chance of taking phone calls.

Andrew Przybylski

Andrew Przybylski is the director of research at the Oxford Internet Institute. His work is mainly concerned with applying psychological models of motivation and health to study how people interact with virtual environments including video games and social media. He is particularly interested in integrating open, robust, and reproducible science with evidence-based policymaking in the digital age. His undergraduate (2004), postgraduate (2009), and doctoral (2011) degrees were attained at the University of Rochester.

Maria A. Ressa

Email: maria.ressa@rappler.com
Twitter: @mariaressa
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maria.ressa

The chief executive officer and executive editor of Rappler.com, Maria A. Ressa is one of the founders of the 6-year-old company that is one of the leading online news organizations in the Philippines.

Ressa has been honored around the world for her courageous and bold work in fighting disinformation, “fake news” and attempts to silence the free press. In 2018, she was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” and won the prestigious Golden Pen of Freedom Award from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-INFRA), the Knight International Journalism Award of the International Center for Journalists, the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Journalist of Courage and Impact Award of East-West Center, and the IX International Press Freedom Award of University of Málaga and UNESCO, among others.

She has been a journalist in Asia for more than 30 years. She was CNN’s bureau chief in Manila then Jakarta, and became CNN’s lead investigative reporter focusing on terrorism in Southeast Asia. She authored two books: Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia and From Bin Laden to Facebook.

In 1987, Ressa co-founded independent production company, Probe. In 2005, she managed ABS-CBN News and Current affairs, the largest multi-platform news operation in the Philippines. Her work aimed to redefine journalism by combining traditional broadcast, new media, and mobile phone technology for social change.

For speaking enquiries, Maria is represented by ProjectSpeaker. Please contact: Pierre Bisaillon.

Jacob N. Shapiro

Jacob N. Shapiro is professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University and directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, a multi-university consortium that compiles and analyzes micro-level data on politically motivated violence in countries around the world. His research covers conflict, economic development, and security policy. He is author of The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations and co-author of Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict. His research has been published in a broad range of academic and policy journals as well as a number of edited volumes. He has conducted field research and large-scale policy evaluations in Afghanistan, Colombia, India, and Pakistan.

Shapiro received the 2016 Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association, given to a scholar younger than 40, or within 10 years of earning a Ph.D., who has made the most significant contribution to the study of international relations. He is an associate editor of Journal of Conflict Resolution, World Politics, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, a faculty fellow of the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS), a research fellow at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), and an associate fellow of the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS). Shapiro was previously president and chief scientist of Giant Oak, a venture-funded company whose software provides domain-specific search and screening tools to government agencies and financial services firms. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.A. in Economics at Stanford University and a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Michigan. Shapiro is a veteran of the United States Navy.

Clint Watts

Clint Watts is a distinguished research fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, nonresident fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy, and senior fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University. He is also a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. He recently examined the rise of social media influence by publishing his first book entitled Messing With The Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians and Fake News.

His research and writing focuses on terrorism, counterterrorism, social media influence, and Russian disinformation. Watts’s tracking of terrorist foreign fighters allowed him to predict the rise of the Islamic State over al Qaeda in 2014. From 2014 to 2016, Watts worked with a team to track and model the rise of Russian influence operations via social media leading up to the U.S. presidential election of 2016. This research led Watts to testify before four different Senate committees in 2017 and 2018 regarding Russia’s information warfare campaign against the U.S. and the West.

Watts’s writing has appeared in a range of publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Daily Beast, Politico, Lawfare, War On The Rocks, and the Huffington Post.

Before becoming a consultant, Watts served as a U.S. Army infantry officer, a FBI special agent, as the executive officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC), as a consultant to the FBI’s Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) and National Security Branch (NSB), and as an analyst supporting the U.S. Intelligence Community and U.S. Special Operations Command.

Samuel Woolley

Twitter: @Samuelwoolley

Samuel Woolley is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and the School of Information (by courtesy) at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. He is the program director of the propaganda research lab at UT’s Center for Media Engagement and research director of disinformation analysis for the UT “Good Systems” grand challenge—a university wide project exploring ethical AI design. He is a research affiliate at the Project on Democracy and the Internet at Stanford University, the former director of research of the Computational Propaganda Project at the University of Oxford, and the founding director of the Digital Intelligence Lab at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Woolley began working on questions related to computational propaganda--how automation and algorithms are used over social media in attempts to manipulate public opinion--in 2013. His broader research is focused on how emerging media technologies, from extended reality (XR) tools to AI voice emulation systems, are leveraged for both freedom and control. His latest book, The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth (2020, PublicAffairs), explores this subject. He is the co-editor, with Dr. Philip N. Howard, of the book Computational Propaganda: Political Parties, Politicians, and Political Manipulation on Social Media (2018, Oxford University Press). He has two forthcoming books, Manufacturing Consensus: Understanding Propaganda in the Digital Age (2021, Yale University Press) and Bots (2021, Polity). His writings on tech, propaganda, and policy have been published by the National Endowment for Democracy, the Brookings Institution, the Stanford Hoover Institution, Open Society Foundations, USAID, and the German Marshall Fund. He has written for the Atlantic, Wired, Foreign Affairs, MIT Technology Review, the Guardian, Motherboard-Vice, Slate, and TechCrunch. His research on web-based manipulation campaigns has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times and presented to members of the U.S. Congress, UK Parliament, EU Parliament and NATO.

He is a former fellow at Google Jigsaw, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, and the Center for Media, Data and Society at Central European University. He has past academic affiliations with CITRIS at UC Berkeley and the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. His PhD is from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Eric Chen-hua Yu

Email: ericyu@nccu.edu.tw

Eric Chen-hua Yu is an associate research fellow of the Election Study Center and jointly appointed as an associate professor of political science at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. He has been a research fellow and program manager of Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) (2006-09). In addition to his academic post, he has also been director of domestic affairs of Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) (2016-19). His research interests include electoral politics, public opinion, and public policy analysis. Yu received a MS in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

Partnerships and Partnership Liaisons

Nathaniel Gleicher

Twitter: @ngleicher

Nathaniel Gleicher is the head of security policy at Facebook. He leads the company-wide efforts to identify and counter emerging and persistent threats across its platforms, like influence operations and cybersecurity risks. He is an engineer and lawyer and has worked in security for more than fifteen years. He has taught computer programming, built and secured computer networks, prosecuted cyber crime at the U.S. Department of Justice, served as director for cybersecurity policy at the National Security Council (NSC) in the White House, and as head of cybersecurity strategy at Illumio. At the NSC, he developed U.S. government policy on key technology and cybersecurity challenges, including encryption, cyber deterrence, internet governance, and network security.

Rosanna Guadagno

Email: Rosannaguadagno@stanford.edu

Rosanna Guadagno (Ph.D., Social Psychology, Arizona State) directs the Information Warfare Working group at Stanford University. She completed her postdoctoral work at UC Santa Barbara and has previously been on the faculties of the University of Alabama and the University of Texas at Dallas, and has been visiting faculty at the University of California at Berkeley.

Guadagno also previously served as a program director at the National Science Foundation managing three programs: social psychology; the science of learning centers; and secure and trustworthy cyberspace (SaTC). Her research interests focus on the confluence of three main areas: social influence and persuasion, mediated-communication, and gender roles. Her work has been published in journals such as: Perspectives on Psychological Science, Psychological Inquiry, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Computers in Human Behavior, Media Psychology, CyberPsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, and Sex Roles; covered in the press by: CBS News, the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, the Associated Press, ESPN, the New Scientist, MSNBC, and Alabama Public Radio. Guadagno is the editor of the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies and her forthcoming book is entitled Psychological Processes in Social Media: Why We Click.

Philip Mai

Philip Mai, M.A., J.D., is the co-director of the Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University and cofounder of the International Conference on Social Media and Society. In his work, he focuses on tech policy issues, knowledge mobilization, information diffusion, business and research partnerships, and practical application of social media analytics. As a proponent of computational social science, Mai has been cited frequently by other scholars, and his commentary has appeared in various national media outlets, including CBC’s the National, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and Global National.

Jan Neutze

Jan Neutze leads the Microsoft Cybersecurity & Democracy Team at Microsoft Corp in Redmond, WA, which brings together a group of policy, legal, and technical experts focused on defending democratic processes and institutions against cyber-enabled interference. In addition, Neutze leads Microsoft’s cybersecurity norms efforts focused on protecting societies from cyber conflict working with governments and non-government stakeholders around the world.

Neutze has served in a range of advisory roles on cybersecurity policy issues, including the permanent stakeholder group of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) from 2015-2017, advising the EU agency’s leadership; as well as the management board of the Global Commission on Cyber Stability (GCSC). From 2011-2013, Neutze worked in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing (TwC) group at Microsoft headquarters focusing on cybersecurity public policy, risk management, and critical infrastructure protection.

Neutze joined Microsoft from the United Nations Headquarters, where he served for three years in the UN Secretary-General’s executive office and in the department of political affairs, leading a range of cybercrime and counterterrorism projects. Prior to his work at the UN, Neutze managed transatlantic policy projects at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Atlantic Council of the United States.

Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer, philanthropist, and leading advocate. Most commonly known for founding the online classified ads service craigslist, Newmark works to support and connect people and drive broad civic engagement.

In 2016, he founded Craig Newmark Philanthropies to advance people and grassroots organizations that are “getting stuff done” in areas that include trustworthy journalism and the information ecosystem, voter protection, women in technology, and veterans and military families. At its core, all of Newmark’s philanthropic work helps to strengthen American democracy by supporting the values that the country aspires to—fairness, opportunity, and respect.

Newmark serves on the board of directors of a number of organizations, including Blue Star Families, the Center for Public Integrity, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, Girls Who Code, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American, Poynter Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, VetsinTech, and Women in Public Service Project. He also serves on the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Journalism Review and on the advisory board of nearly twenty other nonprofit organizations, including DonorsChoose.org, EFF, New America Foundation, Voto Latino, Wikimedia Foundation, and Women Who Tech.

In 1995, Newmark started curating a list of San Francisco arts and technology events, which he personally emailed to friends and colleagues. People were soon calling it “Craig’s List,” and when Newmark turned it into a company, he monetized it minimally, opting for a business model that prioritized “doing well by doing good.” Today, more than 5 billion ads have been posted on the site, the vast majority for free. Newmark has not been involved in the day-to-day management of the company since 2000.

Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Newmark earned degrees in computer science from Case Western Reserve University. He lives in San Francisco and New York City and enjoys birdwatching, science fiction, and Dad jokes. Newmark travels the country speaking about the initiatives he supports, and he uses Twitter to further get the word out—and share photos of birds.

Nick Pickles

Twitter: @nickpickles

Nick Pickles is the director of global public policy strategy at Twitter. Previously, he was head of public policy for Twitter in the UK and before that the director of civil liberties and privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch. A law graduate from the University of Durham, he served as president of Durham Students’ Union and stood as a candidate in the 2010 UK General Election. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an internationally published music photographer, and a trustee of the international development charity BBC Media Action.

Chris Riley

Chris Riley is the director of public policy at Mozilla, working to advance the open internet through public policy analysis and advocacy, strategic planning, coalition building, and community engagement. Riley manages the global Mozilla public policy team and its active engagements in Washington, Brussels, New Delhi, and around the world. Riley works on all things internet policy, motivated by the belief that an open, disruptive internet delivers tremendous socioeconomic benefits, and that if we as a global society don’t work to protect and preserve the internet’s core features, those benefits will go away. The internet ecosystem isn’t perfect—but we have to be smart in how we address its problems while continuing to invest in its strengths. Getting internet policy right is crucial for that future.

Prior to joining Mozilla, Riley worked as a program manager at the U.S. Department of State on Internet freedom, a policy counsel with the non-profit public interest organization Free Press, and an attorney-advisor at the Federal Communications Commission. Chris holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, where he worked as a research and teaching assistant and an instructor, and a J.D. from Yale Law School, taking internships at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the law firm Ropes & Gray. He has published scholarship on topics including innovation policy, cognitive framing, graph drawing, and distributed load balancing.

Eli Sugarman

Twitter: @EliSugarman

Eli Sugarman is a director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He manages the Cyber Initiative, a ten-year, $130 million grant-making effort that aims to build a more robust cybersecurity field and improve policymaking.

Previously, he was a consultant and strategist to private sector and nonprofit leaders. From 2009 to 2014, Sugarman was senior director at an emerging markets advisory firm based in Washington, DC, where he provided strategic counsel on international policy, regulatory, and business matters to clients globally. He has served as a foreign affairs officer at the U.S. Department of State, where he focused on international security issues.

Sugarman regularly writes about cybersecurity, government surveillance, data privacy, and internet governance in leading outlets such as Time, the Atlantic, Forbes, and the Christian Science Monitor. A San Diego native and graduate of Middlebury College, he holds a J.D. from Stanford University Law School.

Ben Supple

Since 2017, Ben Supple has served as a public policy manager at WhatsApp responsible for elections, politics and government, and the civic use of WhatsApp products. He is in charge of designing engagement strategies with countries and building relationships with policymakers, academics, and civil society to tackle election-related abuse and to promote the positive use of WhatsApp products. He was previously associate vice president of The Cohen Group, a strategic advisory firm led by former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and Columbia University.

Thiago Tavares

Email: thiagotavares@safernet.org.br

Thiago Tavares has bachelor and master degrees in Law and Business, and teaches computing law, human rights theory, and technology & society in post-graduate courses at the Catholic University of Bahia. He is the founder and president of SaferNet, the 14-years long Safer Internet Center for Brazil. SaferNet is the first-ever NGO in Brazil to established a multistakeholder approach to protect human rights in the digital environment.

Tavares has served on several task forces, boards, and advisory councils on Internet safety such as Brazilian Senate (2008/2010), INHOPE Board (2014/2016), and the Brazilian Superior Court for Elections advisory council on Internet and disinformation (2017/2018). Currently he serves on the safety advisory boards of Facebook, Twitter, and Google, and represents civil society at the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (2014/2020), where he is the chairperson of the Security and Rights Chamber.

Over the last 15 years his work on child safety, digital security, and Internet governance issues has been presented in more than 30 countries, including nine UN IGF editions. In 2013 he received, on SaferNet’s behalf, the National Prize of Human Rights, granted by the presidency of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

Jacob Wallis

Dr. Jake Wallis is an analyst in ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre where he assesses the information warfare capabilities of state and non-state actors.

Wallis has worked in national security and as an academic researching the impact of digital connectivity on political participation.

Wallis’s PhD explored the mobilization of online networks by political groups. His subsequent research investigated the polarization of online political debate and the use of social media by extremist groups. Wallis has been an invited contributor to NATO’s Innovation Hub and has provided analysis of extremist groups’ messaging tactics for both the ABC and SBS.

Clement Wolf

Clement Wolf leads Google’s global public policy work on issues pertaining to information integrity. In that capacity, he advises and works with product, engineering, and trust/safety teams at Google and YouTube on relevant product launches and cross-company initiatives. Previously, Wolf was a public policy advisor to the Google News team and led Google’s global public policy work on the future of work and other economic issues.

Wolf earned a bachelor’s degree in law from Universite Paris I; a master’s degree in international affairs (with emphasis on security) from Sciences Po Paris; and a master’s degree in management from ESSEC Business School.

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