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  1. Bao Kham Chau

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    Bao Kham Chau is a Cofounder/Director at Cornell Law Xenophobia Meter Project and a Visiting Fellow at CornellTech Digital Life Initiative and at the CornellTech Research Lab in Applied Law + Technology.  He is interested in pursuing two related strands of research at the intersection of law and technology.  Broadly speaking, he seeks to explore how the changing technological landscape affects the current legal regulatory frameworks (e.g., Internet and Artificial Intelligence governance).  At the same time, Bao also investigates how to use computational text analysis techniques to help derive novel insights into the judiciary of developed, developing, and authoritarian states.

    Before entering legal private practice, Bao worked as a (senior) software engineer for three successful startups in the Silicon Valley.  He received his B.A. in Computer Science, History (honors), and Political Science from UC Berkeley, an A.M. in Regional Studies, East Asia from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

  2. Mateus Guzzo

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    Guzzo is a Brazilian designer and multimodal researcher interested in how interfaces mediate misinformation and bias. He draws on his background in filmmaking, education, and social activism to build socio-technical systems for collaboration and public imagination. At the Berkman Klein Center, he is a Program Manager for the Institute for Rebooting Social Media focusing on the program design for the RSM Assembly Fellowship.

    Prior to the Institute, Guzzo was a Communication Manager for the Edgelands Institute and an educational designer for various social impact initiatives. He holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of California San Diego in Speculative Design and is a member of the Latin American Network of Surveillance, Technology, and Society Studies (LAVITS).

  3. Rebecca Rinkevich

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    Rebecca is the Director of the Institute for Rebooting Social Media within the Berkman Klein Center. She helps drive the 3-year initiative’s strategy and execution alongside Faculty Directors Jonathan Zittrain and James Mickens.

    An experienced digital and communications strategist, Rebecca draws on her background across government and the private sector to guide the institute’s strategic planning, public outreach, and cross-organization collaboration.

    Prior to the Institute for Rebooting Social Media, Rebecca was the Deputy Director of Digital Strategy at the White House where she oversaw the day-to-day of the White House and President Biden’s digital communications. Previously, she was the Rapid Response Director for then Vice President Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign and the Director of Politics at Bully Pulpit Interactive where she ran large-scale advertising programs and advised political organizations on how to effectively scale their digital operations.

  4. June Okal

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    June is an Employee Fellow at Berkman Klein Center’s Institute for Rebooting Social Media (RSM). She collaborates closely with the Institute and BKC personnel to study how intermediary liability is currently construed as a legal/technical/social construct, examining different social networks and different legal/social frameworks from different countries, primarily across Sub Saharan Africa. 

    June is a Technology, Media and Telecommunications lawyer qualified in Kenya with working experience supporting global businesses across Sub Saharan Africa including Meta (Formerly Facebook), American Tower Corporation and Google. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Patent and Trademark Agent. She holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) Degree in Intellectual Property and Technology from the American University’s Washington College of Law, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree from the University of Nairobi and Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. 

    As a Fellow at ARTICLE 19, the Internet Governance Lab and Kenya ICT Action Network, June has undertaken extensive legal and policy research on Regulatory Sandboxes, Intermediary Liability, Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse, Freedom of Expression and Content Moderation, Disinformation, FinTech and Data Protection and Privacy. 

    Recognized as one of Africa’s Top 50 Individuals Leading in Legal Innovation and Africa’s Leading Women in Legal Innovation, June the person thoroughly enjoys Kenyan tea, lemon and honey on the side, is a legendary Monopoly buff, and is low-key addicted to the timeless, Grey’s Anatomy.

  5. Kalie Wertz

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    Kalie Wertz serves as the Senior Research Coordinator, working closely with Professor Jonathan Zittrain and his portfolio of projects in and around the Berkman Klein Center and the Library Innovation Lab, as well as assisting in teaching courses on digital technologies.

    Kalie is a social impact researcher and educator, working at the intersection of public and private for the last decade. Her prior work has explored activism practices and policies of corporations through corporate social responsibility and ESG, with a particular interest in the role of technology corporations and platforms for use in social movements. Her prior roles have focused on management research, inclusive community engagement, project management, and advocacy communications for academic and nonprofit organizations, including Columbia Business School, Wharton School of Business, Temple University, Urban Affairs Coalition, and The Food Trust. Originally hailing from California, Kalie holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California Santa Barbara in Communications and Sociology, as well as a minor in Professional Writing. She served for two years as an AmeriCorps public servant before enrolling in graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, where she received a Masters in Public Administration. She is actively involved in mentoring high school girls, and advocating for civic engagement and hunger alleviation. When she’s not at work, you can find her playing with her two cats Nick & Stevie, trying to make a dent in her ever-growing reading list (and always open to recommendations to make it longer), and competing in various running events and triathlons (just for fun).

  6. Joanne Cheung

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    Joanne Cheung is a Lecturer at Stanford School of Engineering and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. She previously served as a Director at the global design firm IDEO, leading its Racial Justice Impact Fund and a portfolio of social impact projects with partners including Project Drawdown, City of San José Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Knight Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. During her Fellowship at the Berkman Klein Center in 2017–2018, she helped organize the Ethical Tech Working Group, which culminated in a recently published special issue of the Journal of Social Computing, “Technology Ethics in Action: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in Wallpaper, Wired, Fast Company, and the New York Times Magazine. Joanne holds a M.Arch from Harvard Graduate School of Design, a MFA from Bard Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, and a BA from Dartmouth College, where she was a Davis UWC Scholar. www.joannekcheung.com

  7. Toni Gardner

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    Antoinette (Toni) Gardner is a Program Manager for Berkman Klein Center’s Institute for Rebooting Social Media.

    Toni is a Licensed Master of Social Work, having graduated from the Columbia University School of Social Work (CSSW). During her time at CSSW, she focused on contemporary social issues and the ways in which these issues are both exacerbated and alleviated by technology and social media. Under the direction of Dr. Desmond U. Patton, she served as a research fellow with SAFElab, where she coordinated multiple youth and young adult-centered programs, including Columbia University’s AI4ALL.

    A Jersey-girl at heart, Toni received her B.A. in Social Work from Seton Hall University, where she also minored in musical theatre. She has performed in New York City and around the United States in various staged productions, most notably the National Tour of The Magic Treehouse: LIVE!. She hopes to continue to combine her social work and theatre backgrounds to find creative and innovative ways to increase diversity, equity, and social justice in technology and beyond.

  8. Jordi Weinstock

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    Jordi Weinstock has served as a Lecturer at Harvard Law School in Internet & Society: the Technologies and Politics of Control, Medical Artificial Intelligence: Ethics, Law, & Policy, Autonomous Vehicles and the Law, and Programming For Lawyers. He has also appeared as a guest lecturer for Anatomy of a Copyright Case, Torts, Contemporary Issues in Foreign Intelligence Gathering, Digital Platforms, Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property: Advanced Problem Solving Workshop, and MIT’s the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence. He is the co-author of a forthcoming casebook on tort law from MIT Press along with Jonathan Zittrain.

    Outside of legal academia, Jordi has offered guidance and advice to a wide array of projects at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and the Law School at large. Representative projects include the Assembly at the Berkman Klein Center, the H2O digital casebook platform, and the Webby award-winning Perma.cc citation archiving project.

    He has also appeared as a guest lecturer at the Harvard Medical School on patient perspectives on neurological illness and is an advocate for the Multiple Sclerosis community.

  9. Will Marks

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    Will Marks served as the Senior Research Coordinator for Jonathan Zittrain. He researches content moderation, privacy and surveillance, the politics of disinformation, and the ethics and governance of AI. Will has worked on BKC projects such as Rebooting Social Media, the Assembly Program, and the Digital Pandemic Response. Will also aided Professor Zittrain in his research and is a Teaching Assistant in his courses.

    Will holds a BA in Political Science and History from Yale College, where he studied the intersection of technology and the politics of oppression and resistance.

  10. Jonathan Zittrain

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    Jonathan Zittrain is the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Director of the Harvard Law School Library, and Co-Founder of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

    His research interests include the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence; battles for control of digital property; the regulation of cryptography; new privacy frameworks for loyalty to users of online services; the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture; and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education.

    Zittrain established the Assembly Program, a three-track fellowship program that convenes cohorts of experts, professionals, and students to develop solutions to complex technology policy issues, including those in cybersecurity, AI, and online disinformation. He also championed the development of the Caselaw Access Project, which has expanded free public access to U.S. case law.

    Zittrain is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He has served on the Board of Advisors for Scientific American, as a Trustee of the Internet Society, and as a Forum Fellow of the World Economic Forum, which named him a Young Global Leader. He was the Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Federal Communications Commission, where he chaired the Open Internet Advisory Committee. His book, The Future of the Internet ─ And How to Stop It, predicted the end of general purpose client computing and the corresponding rise of new gatekeepers. It is available from Yale University Press and Penguin UK, and under a Creative Commons license. That and other works may be found at <http://www.jz.org>.