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Past RightsCon Speakers

Craig Aaron

Craig Aaron

President & CEO, Free Press

Walid Al-Saqaf

Walid Al-Saqaf

Board Trustee for the Internet Society (ISOC)

Richard Arbeiter

Richard Arbeiter

Director General, Freedom and Human Rights for Global Affairs Canada

Chinmayi Arun

Chinmayi Arun

Executive Director of Centre for Communication Governance

Kevin Bankston

Kevin Bankston

Director of the Open Technology Institute (OTI) at New America

Luca Belli

Luca Belli

Researcher and Lead of Internet Governance @ FGV, Getulio Vargas Foundation

Jochai Ben-Avie

Jochai Ben-Avie

Senior Global Policy Manager at Mozilla, former Policy Director at Access Now

Dan Bross

Dan Bross

Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft

Lisl Brunner

Lisl Brunner

Facilitator for the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue at The GNI

Elinor Buxton

Elinor Buxton

‎Senior Cyber Research Analyst at Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK

Arturo J. Carrillo

Arturo J. Carrillo

Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School

Kenneth Carter

Kenneth Carter

Counsel at CloudFlare

Bertrand De La Chapelle

Bertrand De La Chapelle

Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Project

Eve Chaurand

Eve Chaurand

General Counsel, Change.org

Raman Jit Singh Chima

Raman Jit Singh Chima

Policy Director, Access Now

Cindy Cohn

Cindy Cohn

Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Malkia Amala Cyril

Malkia Amala Cyril

Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice

Christian Dawson

Christian Dawson

Chairman and co-founder of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition)

Ron Deibert

Ron Deibert

Director of the Citizen Lab, author, and founder of Psiphon

Christina DiPasquale

Christina DiPasquale

Founder & CEO, Balestra Media

Wesley Diphoko

Wesley Diphoko

Founder of KayalabsOnline, an ICT4Development NGO

Munyaradzi Dodo

Munyaradzi Dodo

Founder, TVYangu.com, Magamba Network facilitator

Eileen Donahoe

Eileen Donahoe

Director of Global Affairs, Human Rights Watch

Bennett Freeman

Bennett Freeman

Co-Founder & Board Secretary, Affiliation Global Network Initiative

Barton Gellman

Barton Gellman

Journalist, bestselling author, & Pulitzer Prize-winner on The surveillance disclosure

Yasmin Green

Yasmin Green

Jigsaw (Former Head of Research and Development for Google Ideas)

Nicole Karlebach

Nicole Karlebach

Senior Legal Counsel, Business & Human Rights at Yahoo

David Kaye

David Kaye

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

Brian Knappenberger

Brian Knappenberger

Writer/Director, Luminant Media

Ronaldo Lemos

Ronaldo Lemos

Director of the Institute for Technology and Society of Rio

Judith Lichtenberg

Judith Lichtenberg

Executive Director at Global Network Initiative

Rebecca MacKinnon

Rebecca MacKinnon

Author of Consent of the Networked, Co-founder of RDR, GNI and Global Voices

Morgan Marquis-Boire

Morgan Marquis-Boire

Director of Security, FLM & Senior Researcher & Tech Advisor at the Citizen Lab

Lim May-Ann

Lim May-Ann

Executive Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA)

Andrew McLaughlin

Peter Micek

Peter Micek

Global Policy & Legal Counsel, Access Now

Dunja Mijatović

Dunja Mijatović

OSCE Representative, Freedom of the Media

Nnamdi Okike

Nnamdi Okike

Founder and Managing Partner of 645 Ventures

Julie Owono

Julie Owono

Head of Africa Desk, Internet Sans Frontières

Raindolf Owusu

Raindolf Owusu

Founder and CEO of Oasis Websoft

Kyung-sin Park

Kyung-sin Park

Director, Open Net Korea

David Pashman

David Pashman

General Counsel, Meetup, co-chair of policy committee of NY Tech Meetup

Andreas Weigend PhD

Andreas Weigend PhD

Social Data Lab, Stanford University, and Former Chief Scientist, Amazon.com

Andrew Puddephatt

Andrew Puddephatt

Director, Global Partners and Associates

Chris Riley

Chris Riley

Head of Public Policy, Mozilla

Uri Rosenthal

Uri Rosenthal

Dutch Special Envoy for Cyberspace and Former Foreign Minister, the Netherlands

Ben Rowswell

Ben Rowswell

Co-Founder, Perennial Software

Frank William La Rue

Frank William La Rue

Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO

Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier

Security technologist, cryptographer, privacy specialist, and author

Max Schrems

Max Schrems

PhD Student - Privacy Activist, Europe-v-Facebook

Esra’a Al Shafei

Esra’a Al Shafei

Founder and director of Majal.org

Katie Shay

Katie Shay

Legal Counsel, Business & Human Rights at Yahoo

Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty

Secretary General of Amnesty International, and former Director of the UN MDG Campaign

Brad Smith

Brad Smith

President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

Board Member at the Freedom of the Press Foundation

Brett Solomon

Brett Solomon

Executive Director and Co-founder, Access Now

Ritu Srivastava

Ritu Srivastava

Senior Programme Manager, Digital Empowerment Foundation

Amie Stepanovich

Amie Stepanovich

U.S. Policy Manager, Access Now

Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens

Independent Board Chair, Global Network Initiative

Sherifah Tumusiime

Sherifah Tumusiime

CEO of Zimba Group Ltd, Founder & Ops manager for The Baby Store Uganda

Matt Vanderwerff

Matt Vanderwerff

Project Director at IREX

Nicole Wong

Nicole Wong

Former Legal Director for Products @Twitter, VP & Deputy GC for Google

The Honorable Ron Wyden

The Honorable Ron Wyden

United States Senate

Jillian York

Jillian York

Director for International Freedom of Expression Electronic Frontier Foundation

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