Brandie Nonnecke North America 2021

Brandie Nonnecke, PhD is Founding Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, headquartered at UC Berkeley, where she supports interdisciplinary tech policy research to support evidence-based policymaking. She is a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She served as a fellow at the Aspen Institute’s Tech Policy Hub and at the World Economic Forum on the Council on the Future of the Digital Economy and Society. Brandie was named one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics in 2021. Her research has been featured in Wired, NPR, BBC News, MIT Technology Review, Buzzfeed News, among others. Her research publications, op-eds, and presentations are available at

Brandie has deep expertise in information and communication technology (ICT) policy and internet governance. She studies human rights at the intersection of law, policy, and emerging technologies with her current work focusing on fairness, accountability, and appropriate governance mechanisms for AI. She is a co-chair of the University of California (UC) Presidential Working Group on AI, which will establish principles and operational guides for the UC system’s use of AI, and is leading a collaboration with the California Department of Technology to guide the state’s AI strategy. She is a co-PI on the NSF-funded “TechHive AI” project, an innovative program to teach high school students about cybersecurity and the ethics of AI.