By Laura Deck, Writer/Editor posted in on September 29, 2016 at 10:09am
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Keith Hiatt is the Vice President of Benetech’s Human Rights Program where he leads Benetech’s efforts to empower human rights defenders around the world by providing technology solutions and capacity building.
Keith is currently a member of the Technology Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court, a Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law and an Affiliate at the Data and Society Research Institute in NYC. He previously served as Director of the Human Rights and Technology Program at the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law, recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
After graduating from Berkeley Law, Keith clerked for Judge Ronald Gould of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In 2014, as a community lawyer in East Palo Alto, he received the California Bar Association President’s Award for Pro Bono Service. Prior to attending law school at UC Berkeley, Keith worked as a software engineer at Microsoft and a systems analyst at Boeing.