Ambassador Gardner serves as senior advisor to Sidley, the international law firm, and Brunswick Global, the public affairs and communications firm. He is a board member of Scottish Power and Brookfield Business Partners. In addition, he serves as senior non-resident fellow of The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and is a member of the Strategic Council of the European Policy Centre. He is an advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Technology and Innovation
Ambassador Kornbluh has shaped public policy since the early days of the commercial Internet as a public servant and diplomat in the U.S. and internationally. The New York Times called her a passionate and effective advocate for economic equality.
Today, she continues that work in two key roles: At the German Marshall Fund of the United States, leading its Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative to ensure technology supports democracies around the globe; and as chair of the Open Technology Fund, a government-funded nonprofit advancing global Internet freedom.
Ellen P. Goodman is a non-resident senior fellow for Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative at the German Marshall Fund. She is also a Rutgers Law School professor. She co-directs and co-founded the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law (RIIPL). Goodman has published widely on media and telecoms law, smart cities and the Internet of Things, freedom of expression, and advertising law. She is currently a Pratt Fund grantee for a project relating to algorithmic transparency and has served in the Obama Administration as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar with the Federal Communications Commission Throughout her career, Goodman has also been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania. She has been the recipient of Ford Foundation and Geraldine R. Dodge grants for work on advancing new public media models and public interest journalism. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Goodman was a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, where she practiced in the information technology area. Regarding her education, she is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, clerked for Judge Norma Shapiro on the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and has three children. She also writes periodically for the Guardian and Slate on information policy.
Daniel J. Weitzner is founding director of the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative, principal research scientist at CSAIL, and teaches Internet public policy in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. His research pioneered the development of accountable systems to enable computational treatment of legal rules. Weitzner was U.S. deputy chief technology officer for Internet policy in the White House, where he led initiatives on privacy, cybersecurity, copyright, and digital trade policies promoting the free flow of information. He was responsible for the Obama administration’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and the OECD Internet Policymaking Principles.