Director of Policy & Advocacy | Luminate
Ben is Director of Policy & Advocacy at Luminate. Prior to joining the organization, he co-led the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV, a tech policy think tank in Berlin. He also was a Senior Advisor to New America, where he worked on democracy and technology issues. His most recent work has focused on research, policy analysis, and strategic planning to tackle the problem of digital disinformation. Previously, Ben was Policy Adviser for Innovation at the US Department of State, where he helped steward the 21st Century Statecraft agenda, with a focus on technology policy, social media, and development. Before this, Ben led the Washington office of Free Press, a public interest organization expanding affordable access to an open internet and fostering more public service journalism.