Short public bio for media and events: Juan Ortiz Freuler is a researcher and advocate affiliated to the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law, a Wallis Annenberg Fellow and PhD student at the Annenberg School of Communication (USC), and a co-initiator of the Non-Aligned Tech Movement.
A human who believes the web has yet to achieve its full potential. I research the social and political impacts of the web and advocate for policies to ensure these are respectful of human rights and aligned with the public interest.
Previously a Senior Policy Fellow at the Web Foundation and a Google Policy Fellow, I have also worked with several NGOs in Mexico and Argentina at the intersection between rights and ICTs.
I believe increasing government and corporate responsiveness to citizens is key to inclusive economic growth. I also believe equality and inclusion are necessary conditions for the long-term sustainability of communities and societies at large.
I am passionate about the role ICTs can play in achieving more just social arrangements and would point to curiosity as my defining trait.
I still think like a lawyer (DiTella), but have completed Masters in Public Policy (BSG-Oxford) and Social Science of the Internet (Oxford Internet Institute), through which I developed technical skills for the quantitative and wqualitative assessment of policies.