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The following speakers will be participating in sessions during the 2021 Freedom Online Conference, with additional speakers to be announced shortly.
Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed

Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed

Foreign Secretary, Maldives

Alexandria Walden

Alexandria Walden

Global Head of Human Rights, Google

Alexandrine Pirlot de Corbion

Alexandrine Pirlot de Corbion

Director of Strategy, Privacy International

Alina Polyakova

Alina Polyakova

President & CEO, Center for European Policy Analysis

Allison Davenport

Allison Davenport

Senior Public Policy Counsel, Public Policy, Wikimedia Foundation

Amalia Toledo

Amalia Toledo

Public Policy Specialist for Latin America and the Caribbean, Wikimedia Foundation

Amber Sinha

Amber Sinha

Executive Director, Centre for Internet and Society

Amb. Nadine Olivieri Lozano

Amb. Nadine Olivieri Lozano

Head of International Security Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

Andrew Puddephatt

Andrew Puddephatt

Internet Policy Consultant, Board of Advisors, Global Partners Digital

Anne-Marie Buzatu

Anne-Marie Buzatu

Vice-President and COO, ICT4Peace Foundation

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Tech Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Denmark

Anniken Huitfeldt

Anniken Huitfeldt

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway

Antony J. Blinken

Antony J. Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State

Apar Gupta

Apar Gupta

Executive Director, Internet Freedom Foundation

Bernard Shen

Bernard Shen

Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft

Carmen Valeria Solis Rivera

Carmen Valeria Solis Rivera

Head of Digital and Cultural Diplomacy of Mexico in Japan and former Director for Cybersecurity, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico

Charles Vallerand

Charles Vallerand

Program Optimization Specialist, Telefilm Canada

Chris Sheehy

Chris Sheehy

Policy Officer, Global Network Initiative

Christian Guillermet-Fernández

Christian Guillermet-Fernández

Deputy Minister, Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica

David Clark

David Clark

Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications, New Zealand

David Kaye

David Kaye

Independent Chair, Global Network Initiative

Deborah Brown

Deborah Brown

Senior Researcher and Advocate on Digital Rights, Human Rights Watch

Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako

Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako

Ag. Director-General of the Cyber Security Authority, Republic of Ghana

Dr. Cecile Aptel

Dr. Cecile Aptel

Deputy Director, UNIDIR

Dunja Mijatović

Dunja Mijatović

Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe

Edetaen Ojo

Edetaen Ojo

Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda

Edgars Rinkēvičs

Edgars Rinkēvičs

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Latvia

Eileen Donahoe

Eileen Donahoe

Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator, Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University

Eliška Pírková

Eliška Pírková

Europe Policy Analyst & Global Freedom of Expression Lead, Access Now

Elonnai Hickok

Elonnai Hickok

Non-Resident Scholar, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Emilar Gandhi

Emilar Gandhi

Head of Inclusivity in Policy Development, Meta

Emmanuella Ntim Darkwah

Emmanuella Ntim Darkwah

International Cooperations Officer, Cyber Security Authority

Enrico Calandro

Enrico Calandro

Co-Director, Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa, University of Cape Town

Felicia Anthonio

Felicia Anthonio

Campaigner, #KeepItOn Lead, Access Now

Florence M. Chee

Florence M. Chee

Director, Center for Digital Ethics & Policy, Loyola University Chicago

Gallit Dobner

Gallit Dobner

Director, Centre for International Digital Policy, Global Affairs Canada

Halimah DeLaine Prado

Halimah DeLaine Prado

General Counsel, Google

Hubertus Petrus Maria Knapen

Hubertus Petrus Maria Knapen

Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

Idan Ben Yakir

Idan Ben Yakir

Operations Associate, Global Network Initiative

Irene Khan

Irene Khan

Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Opinion and Expression, United Nations Human Rights

James A. Walsh

James A. Walsh

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Jan Penfrat

Jan Penfrat

Senior Policy Advisor, European Digital Rights

Jason Pielemeier

Jason Pielemeier

Deputy Director, Global Network Initiative

Jhalak M. Kakkar

Jhalak M. Kakkar

Executive Director, Centre for Communication Governance (CCG), National Law University Delhi

John Hering

John Hering

Senior Government Affairs Manager, Digital Diplomacy Team, Microsoft

Joyce Hakmeh

Joyce Hakmeh

Senior Research Fellow, International Security Programme; Co-Editor, Journal of Cyber Policy, Chatham House

Juhani Luoma-Kyyny

Juhani Luoma-Kyyny

Senior Lead, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Kaja Ciglic

Kaja Ciglic

Director, Digital Diplomacy, Microsoft

Kennedy Kachwanya

Kennedy Kachwanya

Founder & Chairman, Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE); Digital Trainer, Deutsche Welle Akademie

Kyle Matthews

Kyle Matthews

Executive Director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

Laura Bingham

Laura Bingham

Executive Director, Institute on Law, Innovation, and Technology, Temple University

Laura Mäkelä

Laura Mäkelä

Ministerial Advisor, Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland

Laura O'Brien

Laura O'Brien

UN Advocacy Officer, Access Now

Luigi di Maio

Luigi di Maio

Minister of Foreign Affairs and international cooperation, Italy

Luis Fernando Garcia

Luis Fernando Garcia

Executive Director & Co-Founder, Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D)

Madeline Murphy Hall

Madeline Murphy Hall

Senior Multilateral Advisor, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Madona Radi

Madona Radi

Director General of International Trade, Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada

Maria Luisa Stasi

Maria Luisa Stasi

Senior Legal Officer, Article 19

Marianne Díaz Hernández

Marianne Díaz Hernández

#KeepItOn Fellow, Access Now

Martin Rauchbauer

Martin Rauchbauer

Austrian Tech Ambassador in Silicon Valley, Co-Director of Open Austria, and Austrian Consul in San Francisco

Matti Anttonen

Matti Anttonen

Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Government of Finland

Mélanie Joly, MP

Mélanie Joly, MP

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada

Michael Linhart

Michael Linhart

Austrian Federal Minister for European and International Affairs

Michel Sabbagh

Michel Sabbagh

Director General of Broadcasting, Copyright, and Creative Marketplace, Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada

Moses Owiny

Moses Owiny

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Multilateral Affairs

Nicola Oldham

Nicola Oldham

Adviser, Digital Democracy and Open Governance, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Nicolo Zingales

Nicolo Zingales

Professor, Information Law and Regulation, Law School, Fundação Getulio Vargas

Niki Masghati

Niki Masghati

Foreign Affairs Officer, Democracy, Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State

Nina Rahkola

Nina Rahkola

Moderator

Paul Ash

Paul Ash

Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Cyber and Digital, Christchurch Call and Cyber Coordinator, Government of New Zealand

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

CEO, Hestia.ai; Personal Data Expert; Board Member, Treasurer, MyData Global Network

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Director, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Open Societies and Human Rights

Peggy Hicks

Peggy Hicks

Director, Thematic Engagement, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations

Pekka Haavisto

Pekka Haavisto

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Finland

Peter Micek

Peter Micek

General Counsel and UN Policy Manager, Access Now

Philippe-André Rodriguez

Philippe-André Rodriguez

Deputy Director, Center for International Digital Policy, Global Affairs Canada

Prof. Zbigniew Rau

Prof. Zbigniew Rau

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland; Lawyer; Academic Teacher

Rémy Friedmann

Rémy Friedmann

Senior Advisor, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Sarah McKune

Sarah McKune

U.S. Lawyer and Independent Consultant

Sheetal Kumar

Sheetal Kumar

Head, Global Engagement and Advocacy, Global Partners Digital

Silja Leinonen

Silja Leinonen

Senior Advisor, Innovation and Digital Development, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Government of Finland

Simon Coveney T.D.

Simon Coveney T.D.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Ireland

Steve Crown

Steve Crown

Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel of Human Rights, Microsoft

Tessa Sproule

Tessa Sproule

Co-founder and CEO, Vubble

Timo Harakka

Timo Harakka

Minister of Transport and Communications, Government of Finland

Trisha Ray

Trisha Ray

Fellow, Center for Security, Strategy & Technology, Observer Research Foundation

Uri Rosenthal

Uri Rosenthal

Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

Uzra Zeya

Uzra Zeya

Under Secretary for Civilian Security Democracy, and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State

Verónica Arroyo

Verónica Arroyo

Digital ID Policy Lead, Access Now

Verónica Ferrari

Verónica Ferrari

Global Policy Advocacy Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications

Vivek Krishnamurthy

Vivek Krishnamurthy

Director, Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic