Yaël Eisenstat

Co-Lead, Digitally Influenced Democracy Initiative

Yaël Eisenstat is a Future of Democracy Fellow at Berggruen Institute, working at the intersection of tech, democracy, and policy. She focuses on what the public square and open, democratic debate look like in the digital world and how we can change the current incentives to reconcile social media’s dominance of these public spaces with democratic principles. She has spent 20 years working around the globe on democracy and security issues as a CIA officer, special advisor to (former) Vice President Biden, Global Head of Elections Integrity Operations for political advertising at Facebook, diplomat, and head of a global risk firm. She has been widely published, including in the New York Times, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Brookings, Daily Beast, TIME, WIRED, and Quartz and has appeared on most major news networks. She earned an M.A. in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).