Transatlantic Perspectives from Sciences Po Digital, Governance and Sovereignty Chair Florence G’sell and Georgetown Law Professor Anupam Chander on the Digital Services Act and Section 230

In recent years, both the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) have acted to redefine the relationship between tech platforms and society. The EU passed the Digital Services Act (DSA), while the US Supreme Court has examined cases relating to Section 230. At the end of March, the McCourt Institute will publish a governance […]

Internship Announcement: Intern – Project Management

ABOUT THE MCCOURT INSTITUTE The McCourt Institute was established in 2021 with founding partners Sciences Po in Paris and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C, and aims to enhance digital governance by supporting timely, actionable research on ethical technology and serving as a meeting ground for technologists, social scientists, policymakers and governance experts, and leaders from […]

Project Liberty Convenes First Annual Student Assembly

During Unfinished Live, a select group of students will launch a new effort to engage future leaders in shaping a more equitable digital future. NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2022 – The Project Liberty Student Assembly, a transatlantic convening of emerging young leaders passionate about building a more equitable digital future, will convene for the first time in New […]

Project Liberty To Help Launch Frances Haugen’s “Duty of Care” Initiative Aimed at Combating Social Media Harms

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2022 – Today Project Liberty announced a collaboration with Frances Haugen’s “Beyond The Screen” nonprofit to advance a new, open-source effort aimed at holding social networking platforms accountable for harmful practices and reducing social media’s negative impacts. This “Duty of Care” initiative will pool expertise from nonprofit leaders, academics, litigators, and technologists who study the […]

Event Recap: Why it’s time to reset the internet

Frank McCourt speaks at Georgetown University about technology policy, the potential of new tech models, and why it’s time to reset the internet On Monday, April 4, the Georgetown Technology Policy Initiative (GTPI) hosted Frank McCourt, Chairman & CEO of McCourt Global and founder of Project Liberty, for a conversation on “Past, Present, and Future: […]

Event Recap: In Conversation with Frank McCourt and Frances Haugen

On Monday, March 28, the McCourt Institute hosted the Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen, in conversation with Frank McCourt about the current state of Big Tech, regulations currently underway, and a better path for digital governance. The event was moderated by McCourt Institute Inaugural Executive Director Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson and attended in person by 60 public policy […]

ICYMI: McCourt Institute launched in Paris with public event on the future of tech governance

On Thursday, March 10, the McCourt Institute brought together experts and innovators from a broad range of backgrounds and communities to discuss the future of tech governance and celebrate the dedication of the Institute’s European home on Sciences Po’s campus in Paris. The event featured: Marie-Laure Denis, President, French data protection authority (CNIL); Manuel Heitor, […]

Portuguese Technology Minister Heitor on technology governance in a digital age

Understanding “human agency” and the need to guarantee responsible, people-centered and climate-aware systems for our common good in a decentralized and AI-driven digital age Manuel Heitor, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal Background note prepared for the McCourt Institute inaugural event – The Future of Tech Governance Paris, March 9 & 10, 2022 […]