Deborah Brown

Global policy advocacy lead

Biography

Deborah Brown is APC's global policy advocacy lead. She focuses on internet rights advocacy and fostering good internet governance. She leads APC's engagement in various UN processes, and has represented APC at the UN Human Rights Council, UN General Assembly, World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and the International Telecommunication Union, among others. Deborah also represents APC on the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council (CSISAC) at the OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy, and serves as a member of the Collaborative Council for Coding Rights and as a research advisor for the Global Commission on Internet Governance. Previously, Deborah worked at Access Now, the United Nations Foundation, and the National Democratic Institute. Deborah received her master’s degree from Georgetown University in Democracy and Governance and Arab Studies, and her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College, Columbia University in Political Science and Human Rights.

Purpose of position

Ensure APC is an effective actor in global internet rights and governance spaces through developing and leading strategic programmes of activities (research, communications, advocacy, capacity building, networking) that involve members and reflect APC's Theory of change.