Dr Carolina Ferro

Carolina Ferro is a human rights researcher and advocate with a strong background in academia, policy influencing, grassroots development, and international development. Her research covers participatory democracy, socioeconomic inequalities, urban policies, social movements, and technology policy. She previously served as director of the Gaspar Garcia Human Rights Centre in Brazil and research fellow at the State University of Campinas’ Centre for Participation, Social Movements and Collective Action. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the State University of Campinas.

Eliška Pírková

Eliška Pírková is a human rights lawyer with a focus on freedom of expression on the internet, online content regulation, and intermediary liability. She currently works as a Senior Policy Analyst and Global Freedom of Expression Lead at Access Now. Pírková is also a research fellow at the Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab in Vienna and a member of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on Combating Hate Speech. She holds a European Master degree in Human Rights and Democratisation and is a PhD candidate at the Department of Constitutional Law at the University of Helsinki.

Dr Johanne Kübler

Johanne Kübler is a researcher and human rights advocate with experience in academia and the non-governmental sector. Her research focuses on digital politics, online activism, technology policy and human rights. She previously worked in the ERC-funded Borderlands Project at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies and at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). She co-founded the German NGO Genocide Alert, providing policy analysis and advocacy. She holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. 

Marie-Therese Sekwenz

Marie-Therese Sekwenz is a PhD candidate at TU Delft’s Institute of Technology, Policy and Management and a member of the university’s AI Futures Lab. Her research explores content moderation, platform governance, and AI regulation, emphasizing socio-technical and legal system design. Marie-Therese is also a journalist with the Austrian Broadcasting Agency (ORF). She has previously held research roles at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research and the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She holds a multidisciplinary background in law, information systems, and economics.

Dr Ben Wagner

Ben Wagner is an Associate Professor of Human Rights and Technology at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at TU Delft and Director of the AI Futures Lab. He is also a Professor of Media, Technology and Society at Inholland. His research focuses on the governance of socio-legal systems, in particular human rights in digital technologies, and designing more accountable decision-support systems. He is a visiting researcher at the Human Centred Computing Group at Oxford University, an advisory board member of the data science journal Patterns, and on the International Scientific Committee of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub.