Laura DeNardis is a CIGI senior fellow and professor and endowed Chair in Technology, Ethics, and Society at Georgetown University. She is recognized as a leading internet governance expert in both the United States and the world. Wired UK named her one of “32 Global Innovators Who are Building a Better Future” and her book The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch (Yale University Press, 2020) was recognized as a Financial Times Top Technology Book of 2020. Among her seven books, The Global War for Internet Governance (Yale University Press, 2014) is considered a definitive source for understanding power struggles over the digital world.
Laura is an affiliated fellow of Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, where she previously served as executive director, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds an A.B. in engineering science from Dartmouth College, a master of engineering from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in science and technology studies from Virginia Tech, and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from Yale Law School.