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Short Bio

Brandie Nonnecke, PhD is Founding Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, headquartered at UC Berkeley. She is an Associate Professor of Technology Policy Research at the Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) where she directs the Tech Policy Initiative, a collaboration between CITRIS and GSPP to strengthen tech policy education, research, and impact. Brandie is the Director of Our Better Web, a program that supports empirical research, policy analysis, training, and engagement to address the sharp rise of online harms. She also co-directs the UC Berkeley AI Policy Hub,  an interdisciplinary initiative training researchers to develop effective AI governance and policy frameworks.Her research has been featured in Science, Wired, NPR, BBC News, MIT Technology Review, Buzzfeed News, among others. Her research articles, op-eds, and presentations are available at nonnecke.com.

Long Bio

Brandie Nonnecke, PhD is Founding Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, headquartered at UC Berkeley. She is an Associate Professor of Technology Policy Research at the Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) where she directs the Tech Policy Initiative, a collaboration between CITRIS and GSPP to strengthen tech policy education, research, and impact. Brandie is the Director of Our Better Web, a program that supports empirical research, policy analysis, training, and engagement to address the sharp rise of online harms. She also co-directs the UC Berkeley AI Policy Hub,  an interdisciplinary initiative training researchers to develop effective AI governance and policy frameworks.

Brandie served as a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She also completed fellowships at the Schmidt Futures International Strategy Forum,  Aspen Institute’s Tech Policy Hub, and the World Economic Forum.

Her research has been published in Science, Wired, Telecommunications Policy, the Journal of Information Technology and Politics, among other outlets. Her work has been cited by the FTC, NIST, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, as well as in the Washington Post, BBC, NPR, among other venues. Brandie was named one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics in 2021.