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Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer

Eric leads MacArthur’s work to strengthen civil liberties and civil rights in the digital age, and address the social and rights-based implications of new and emerging technologies through research, policy and practice.

He has previously worked at Human Rights First in New York and Amnesty International USA in Washington, D.C. where he carried out a range of research and advocacy initiatives. While at Amnesty, Eric launched and managed the organization’s campaign aimed at reforming U.S. counterterrorism policies and helped create the organization’s Crisis Prevention and Response program.

Eric holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Saint Louis University. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and the Future of Trust Network.

Eric Sears works on the following MacArthur programs and projects:

Human Rights