Our Mission


The Center for AI and Digital Policy aims to ensure that artificial intelligence and digital policies promote a better society, more fair, more just, and more accountable – a world where technology promotes broad social inclusion based on fundamental rights, democratic institutions, and the rule of law.


As an independent non-profit research organization,  the Center for AI and Digital Policy assesses national AI policies and practices, trains AI policy leaders, and promotes democratic values for AI.


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The CAIDP is a recognized, charitable organization, incorporated in Washington, DC in 2021.

CAIDP has earned a 2022 Candid Gold Seal of Transparency. Fewer than five percent of non-profits registered with GuideStar are recognized with a Gold Seal.

Leadership - Board of Directors

Board Members

  • Merve Hickok, Chair 
  • Marc Rotenberg, President
  • Karine Caunes, Secretary 
  • Pablo Molina, Treasurer 
  • Doaa Abu-Alyounes
  • Len Kennedy
  • Lorraine Kisselburgh
  • Cristos Velasco
  • Larissa Zutter


  • Selim Alan, Communication Director
  • Giuliano Borter, Teaching Fellow
  • Karine Caunes, Global Program Director
  • Lyan Chua, Research Fellow
  • Merve Hickok, Senior Research Director
  • Lorraine Kisselburgh, Instructor
  • Mélissa M'Raidi, CAIDP Conversations Coordinator
  • Kat Noris Administrative Director
  • Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director
  • Larissa Zutter, Teaching Fellow


Marc Rotenberg and Governor Michael Dukakis, Harvard Faculty Club, 2019
Marc Rotenberg and Governor Michael Dukakis, Harvard Faculty Club, 2019

The Center for AI and Digital Policy (CAIDP) began in June 2020 as a project of the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation. The CAIDP is now incorporated in Washington, DC as an a non-profit organization with an independent board of directors.


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  • Advises national governments and international organizations on AI policies and practices
  • Trains the next generation of AI policy leaders
  • Promotes the Global Academic Network
  • Publishes commentaries on AI policy
  • Updates and publishes annually Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values
  • Publishes weekly the CAIDP Update
  • Supports AI initiatives, projects, and campaigns that safeguard rule of law, democratic institutions, and fundamental rights
  • Organizes educational events with AI policy experts


  • Promote the Universal Guidelines for AI (2018)
  • Monitor implementation of the OECD AI Principles / G20 AI Guidelines (2019) , the UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of AI (2021), and the US Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights (2022)
  • Support the establishment of new legal frameworks for AI, including the EU AI Act and the Council of Europe Convention on AI


The Center for AI and Digital Policy welcomes contributions from individual donors and charitable foundations. The CAIDP is a non-profit, charitable organization, incorporated in Washington, DC (EIN: 86-3350258). CAIDP received a 501(c)(3) status on December 20, 2021.

Major Donors

  • Addison Fischer, President, Planet Heritage
  • Fund for Constitutional Government
  • Greater Washington Charitable Foundation
  • Joi Ito
  • Len Kennedy
  • The Leah Foundation
  • Alastair Mactaggart, President, Californians for Consumer Privacy
  • Craig Newmark Philanthropies
  • Harriet and Stephen Pearson Charitable Fund
  • David Stern, President, Equal Justice Works
  • Anonymous