Megan RobertsDeputy Managing Director, GMF Digital
Megan Roberts is deputy managing director of GMF’s Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative (GMF Digital), which works to ensure that technology supports democracies worldwide. She has extensive research and policy experience on digital and emerging technologies, international peace and security, and international institutions, including the United Nations.
Prior to joining GMF, Roberts served as director of policy planning at the United Nations Foundation, where she led its policy work and focused on the future of multilateral cooperation and digital and emerging technologies. She simultaneously served, during 2021 and 2022, as an associate technology policy fellow with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, where her research focused on the growing gap between advances in digital technologies and multilateral policy responses.
Roberts has also worked as associate director for the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. She has managed technical election assistance programs in Southeast Asia for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems and headed up the flagship publication on global peace operations from New York University’s Center on International Cooperation.
Roberts holds a master’s degree in global affairs from New York University and undergraduate degrees in finance and political science from Rutgers University. She is a Council on Foreign Relations term member.