Brittan Heller

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Human Rights Initiative
Expertise: Human Rights
Associated Programs: Human Rights Initiative

Brittan Heller works at the intersection of technology, human rights, and the law, and is an expert on hate speech and the movement from online conduct to offline violence. She is an affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center on Internet and Society who advises tech companies, governments, and international organizations on integrating public safety and freedom of expression. Heller founded the Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Technology and Society to spearhead the agency’s tech portfolio. Her key projects included AI partnerships with academia to study hate speech and studying disinformation impacting minority communities. Previously, Heller prosecuted grave human rights violations at the U.S. Department of Justice and the International Criminal Court and initiated landmark anti-cyber harassment litigation. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Truman National Security Fellow, and a Jeopardy! champion. Heller is a graduate of Yale Law School and Stanford University.