Dr. Ben Scott
Member of the Management Board
Ben Scott is a member of the management board of the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung. He is also a policy director for the Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm. Ben Scott was a Senior Adviser at New America’s Open Technology Institute in Washington, DC. During the 2016 presidential election in the US he served as the coordinator of technology and innovation policy advisers for the Hillary Clinton campaign. From 2010-2012, he was was a Policy Advisor for Innovation at the US Department of State where he worked at the intersection of technology and foreign policy to steward Secretary Clinton’s 21st Century Statecraft agenda. Prior to joining the State Department, for six years he led the Washington office for Free Press, a public interest organization in the US dedicated to protecting the open Internet and public service journalism. Before joining Free Press, he worked as a legislative aide handling telecommunications policy for then-Rep. Bernie Sanders in the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a PhD in communications from the University of Illinois.