Jochai Ben-Avie

Jochai Ben-Avie is the Internet Policy Manager at Mozilla where he works on a range of global issues as diverse as the Internet. Before Mozilla, he lead the Policy Team at Access (AccessNow.org) an international organization that defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world. Jochai is a member of the Freedom Online Coalition’s Working Group 1 on an Internet Open and Secure and has previously served on the steering committee of the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance.

Prior to his time at Access, he researched terrorism and reconciliation as part of Dr. Kathleen Malley-Morrison’s Personal And Institutional Rights to Aggression Study (PAIRTAS). Jochai graduated summa cum laude from Bard College at Simon’s Rock with a BA in Political Science and Social Psychology.