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Paul Fehlinger

Director of Policy, Governance Innovation and Impact

Paul Fehlinger is the Director of Policy, Governance Innovation and Impact of the McCourt Institute where he advances responsible innovation at the intersection of norms, policy, venture capital and entrepreneurship. 

He has been catalyzing cooperation on cutting-edge tech issues between leading stakeholders around the world for more than one decade. His comments on the future of the global digital economy have been featured by The Economist, New York Times, Fortune, Politico, Euronews, Slate or Die Zeit, as well as by the Council on Foreign Relations, Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report, or Oxford University Press. 

From 2012-22, Paul co-founded and co-led the global multistakeholder organization Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. It engaged over 400 key entities in 70+ countries spanning governments, the world’s largest tech companies, international organizations, major civil society groups and top universities.

Paul is a moderator or speaker in processes around the world, such as the United Nations, OECD, EU, the G7 process, or the WTO. He has been appointed to advisory and expert groups by the Global Commission on Internet Governance, the Council of Europe, the Freedom Online Coalition or the World Economic Forum. 

He is also an Affiliate of Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and a Senior Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance. Paul holds a Master of International Relations degree from Sciences Po Paris and was awarded a scholarship 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.