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.
Juan Ortiz Freuler is engaged in academic research with a primary focus on the dynamics of information flow within networks. His particular interest lies in understanding how various entities wield their influence to restructure information pathways, thereby shaping human knowledge. This research endeavor involves a comprehensive analysis of stakeholder behaviors within internet governance processes, encompassing governmental bodies, private enterprises, civil society organizations, academic institutions, and more. The core areas of exploration include geopolitics, antitrust measures, and the intricate interplay between funding and research advocacy.
With prior experience as a Senior Policy Fellow at the Web Foundation and as a Google Policy Fellow, Juan's professional background also features collaborations with multiple non-governmental organizations in Mexico and Argentina, where he worked at the nexus of rights and information and communication technologies. His steadfast belief centers on the pivotal roles that equality and inclusion play in fostering the sustained well-being of communities, and he harbors enthusiasm for the transformative potential of information and communication technologies in establishing equitable societal frameworks.
While Juan retains the analytical mindset of a lawyer (DiTella), his academic journey includes the completion of a Masters in Public Policy (BSG-Oxford) and in Social Science of the Internet (Oxford Internet Institute). These academic pursuits have equipped him with quantitative and qualitative tools for policy assessments. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at Annenberg, USC. Curiosity is his driving force. His words have been featured in Wired, The Washington Post, Tech Won't Save Us, CNN, Euractiv, and Inter Press Service.