Kat Duffy is dedicated to ensuring that emerging technologies and expanding connectivity result in the improved realization of fundamental human rights around the globe. As the Vice President for Global Technology Programs at Internews, she leads the strategy, technical approach, and institutional learning around technology across Internews’ work globally. In addition, she oversees an extensive portfolio of foreign assistance programming focusing on digital safety, digital rights, anti-censorship technologies, machine learning, and direct technological support to civil society and media partners.
Kat serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Network Initiative and as an Expert Advisor for the World Economic Forum’s Partnering with Civil Society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Initiative. She previously served as the Labs Director at the Sunlight Foundation, overseeing the development of open source civic technologies, and as a Senior Programmatic Strategist in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State. Kat received her BA from Yale University and her JD from the University of Michigan, and has lived and worked in Spain, South Africa, Colombia, and Cuba. She currently resides in Tunisia with her husband, children, and multilingual pets.