Ai and Democratic Values Roundtable

Event details

Date and Time


April 6, 2023 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EDT (UTC-5)  and April 7, 2023, 10:00 to 11:00 am EDT (UTC-5) in Washington DC and Online




Register here.




CAIDP: Artificial Intelligence & Democratic Values - AI Policy Leader Awards - AI Policy Roundtable - CAIDP Graduation 





(Speaker bios are here)



Thursday, April 6


08:30 Breakfast


09:00 Welcome – Merve Hickok, CAIDP Board Chair


09:15 Keynote – The EU AI Act, co-rapporteur MEP Brando Benifei


09:30 Keynote – AI and Data Protection, EDPS Wojciech Wiewiórowski


09:45 Panel – The 2022 AI and Democratic Values Index, moderator: Dr. Karine Caunes, AIDV Editor-in-chief


Marina Garrote, Data Privacy Brazil (Brazil)

Darren Grayson Chng, Singapore Data Protection Commission, CAIDP Alumnus (Singapore)

Lyantoniette Chua, CAIDP Teaching Fellow (Philippines)

Professor Renee Cummings, University of Virginia, CAIDP Global Academic Network (Trinidad and Tobago/US)

Somaieh Nikpoor, CAIDP Research Fellow (Canada)

Professor Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem, University of Pretoria, CAIDP Global Academic Network (South Africa)

Nidhi Sinha, CAIDP Research Fellow (USA)

Takaya Terakawa, Technica Zen, CAIDP Alumnus (Japan)

Dr. Grace Thomson, CAIDP Research Fellow (UAE)


10:45 Coffee


11:00 Panel – CAIDP AI Policy Leaders Awards, moderator: Dr. Lorraine Kisselburgh


Professor Stuart Russell, University of California, Berkeley (Academic AI Policy Leader award)

Beena Ammanath, author, Trustworthy AI (Business AI Policy Leader award)

Tawana Petty, Algorithmic Justice League (Civil society AI Policy Leader award)

Jan Kleijssen, Council of Europe (Government AI Policy Leader award)


12:00 Lunch


1:30 Keynote – Charlotte A. Burrows, Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


2:00 Roundtable (preliminary list of Participants)


Moderators: Merve Hickok and Dr. Pablo Molina


Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Northeastern

Wafa Ben-Hassine, Omidyar Network

Karishma Brahmbhatt, Allen & Overy

Steve Bunnell, US Department of Homeland Security

Remaya Campbell, DC Homeland Security Commission

Puneet Cheema, Legal Defense Fund

Derrick Cogburn, American University

Vilas Dhar, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Joseph Dunne, European Parliament Legislative Office

Adam Eisgrau, ACM

Rebecca Finlay, Partnership on AI 

Ivan Fong, CAIDP

Evi Fuelle, Credo AI 

Clarisse Girot, OECD

Deniz Houston, EU Delegation to the United States

Niki Iliadis, The Future Society

Konstantinos Karachalios, IEEE

Len Kennedy, CAIDP

Travis LeBlanc, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board / Cooley LLP

Desmond Patton, SAFE lab

Ursula Pachl, BEUC (European Consumer Association)

Tawana Petty, Algorithmic Justice League

Ayisha Piott, RegHorizon

Audrey Plonk, OECD

Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center

Elham Tabassi, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Lee Tiedrich, Duke Law School


Questions to consider:

  • What are the key developments in AI policy over the past year?
  • What are the new challenges ahead?  
  • What do polls show about American attitudes toward AI?
  • How do we elevate communities in the AI policy process?
  • What are the significant AI policy initiatives in the US and the EU?
  • How do we promote innovations and safeguard democratic values, the rule of law, and fundamental rights
  • Are there areas of convergence, particularly for the EU and the US? 

4:00 Concluding Remarks - Marc Rotenberg, CAIDP


5:00 Reception / buffet





Friday, April 7


10:00 Welcome


10:15 Graduation Speech – Vilas Dhar, President, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation


10:30 Presentation of Certificates

- AI Policy Clinic

- AI Policy Clinic, Advanced

- AI Policy Group


11:00 Closing Remarks


Please note: there is very limited seating for the inperson events in Washington, DC. Only speakers, roundtable participants, awardees, press, and those affiliated with the CAIDP Research Group will be able to attend. However, the registration link above will provide the opportunity for anyone who would like to join as a remote participant to do so. Remote participants will be able to contribute to the Policy Roundtable through Chat and Q&A. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.