Vivek H. Krishnamurthy

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

Vivek Krishnamurthy is a counsel in the Boston office of Foley Hoag LLP, a senior fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Vivek’s teaching, scholarship, and legal practice focus on the complex regulatory and human rights-related challenges facing businesses that operate across borders, both in cyberspace and in real space. He advises companies, governments, and activists on the human rights impacts of new technologies and is a frequent public commentator on emerging technology and public policy issues. Along with his colleagues at the Berkman Klein Center, Vivek is the author of a landmark study for the Government of Canada that evaluates the risks and opportunities for human rights that artificially intelligent systems present. Vivek was previously the assistant director of Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic and a member of the Global Network Initiative’s Board of Directors. He is a Rhodes Scholar and clerked for the Hon. Morris J. Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada upon his graduation from Yale Law School.