Vivek H. Krishnamurthy

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Human Rights Initiative
Expertise: Human Rights
Associated Programs: Human Rights Initiative

Vivek Krishnamurthy is the Samuelson-Glushko Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa and director of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC). Vivek’s teaching, scholarship, and clinical legal practice focus on the complex regulatory and human-rights-related challenges that arise in cyberspace. He advises governments, activists, and companies on the human rights impacts of new technologies and is a frequent public commentator on emerging technology and public policy issues. Along with his former colleagues at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, Vivek is the author of a landmark study for Global Affairs Canada that evaluates the risks and opportunities for human rights that artificially intelligent systems present. Vivek was previously the assistant director of Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic and counsel in the corporate social responsibility practice at Foley Hoag LLP. He is a Rhodes scholar and clerked for the Honourable Morris J. Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada upon his graduation from Yale Law School. In addition to his affiliation with CSIS, Vivek is currently a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.