• Resident Fellow, Democracy and Human Rights

Leah (Léa) Fiddler

Leah (Léa) Fiddler was a resident fellow for Democracy and Human Rights at the Atlantic Council’s DFRLab, leveraging her experience in drafting and brokering multi-stakeholder commitments. Fiddler coordinated policy, people, and process to address challenges in the fields of global development, humanitarian assistance, and comparative international law.

Before joining the Atlantic Council, she served in the Truman National Security Project’s Afghanistan Operations Center, contributing to diplomatic and citizen-coordinated humanitarian interventions and evacuations following the Taliban takeover of the country.

Previously, she was the senior advisor to the president and CEO at the ONE Campaign, an international advocacy organization mobilizing citizens and governments to reduce infectious disease and extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has held numerous positions across the White House and the National Security Council, translating between technical experts and other stakeholders. Her career has also included roles on political campaigns and in academic research.

Fiddler is also Vice President of the Green Beret Networking Task Group, a veteran-led NGO providing on-the-ground humanitarian and diplomatic support to at-risk Afghans fleeing the Taliban.

She is a native French speaker and studied at l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and at the Universities of Chicago, Southern California, Stanford, and Georgetown. A security fellow with the Truman National Security Project and a member of Foreign Policy for America’s NextGen initiative.

October 2023

Quiet part out loud: Rules of the internet and the 2023 Internet Governance Forum

by Leah (Léa) Fiddler

A breakdown of the 2023 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the competing factions vying for the future rules of the internet.
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December 2022

An introduction to the Freedom Online Coalition

by Rose Jackson, Leah (Léa) Fiddler, Jacqueline Malaret

The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) is comprised of thirty-four member countries committed to advancing Internet freedom and human rights online.
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