Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Chief of Research and Development of the Governance Laboratory (GovLab) at New York University where he is building a foundation of evidence on how to improve people’s lives by transforming how we govern using advances in science and technology. He also serves as Editor in Chief of Data & Policy (Cambridge University Press) and is the Curator in Chief of The Living Library. Recently he was selected as one of the 100 most influential people in Digital Government. Before co-founding The GovLab, Verhulst spent more than a decade as Chief of Research for the Markle Foundation, where he continues to serve as Senior Advisor; and was co-founder and director of Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University examining the intersection of Human Rights, Law and Communications. While at Oxford he was also the Socio-Legal Fellow at Wolfson College and the UNESCO Chair in Communications Law and Policy. Among his latest (open access) books include “Open Data in Developing Economies: Toward Building an Evidence Base on What Works and How” (with Andrew Young) and “The Social Dynamics of Open Data (edited volume)”.
More info at thegovlab.org/stefaan-verhulst