Paul Fehlinger is the Co-Founder and Deputy Executive Director of the international multistakeholder organization Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network with over 400 key entities from more than 70 countries.
Since 2012, he pioneers bringing together governments, the private sector, civil society, intergovernmental bodies, and knowledge institutions to address the new cross-border legal challenges of the digital 21st century. His comments on the future of the global internet, regulations and the digital economy have been featured in leading international outlets such as The Economist, New York Times, Fortune, Politico, Euronews, Slate, Die Zeit, as well as by the Council on Foreign Relations, Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report, or Oxford University Press. He is a regular speaker in international fora, including in the past at the United Nations, OECD, European Commission, Council of Europe, the G7 process, or the WTO.
Politico wrote "Paul Fehlinger isn’t a household name like Mark Zuckerberg. But the Paris-based policy wonk has an ambition that’s just as big and far-reaching as the Facebook chief’s digital empire: fixing the internet."
Paul was appointed as a member of the Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, as well as of the Working Group on Rule of Law of the Freedom Online Coalition. He was also a participant in the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on Cross-border Flow of Internet Traffic and Internet Freedom, and the World Economic Forum’s Future of the Internet Initiative.
Paul is an Affilate of Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. He holds a Masters of International Relations from Sciences Po Paris and was a scholar of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung). He was also a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and holds a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University. He is fluent in English, German and French.