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Matt Perault


Founder, Open Water Strategies and Director, Center on Technology Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Matt Perault is the Founder of Open Water Strategies and Director at the Center on Technology Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, he served as director of Duke University's Center on Science and Technology Policy and associate professor of the practice at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy. Before that, he was a director of public policy at Facebook. He led the company’s global public policy planning efforts on issues such as competition, law enforcement, and human rights and oversaw public policy for WhatsApp, Oculus, and Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research. Prior to joining Facebook, Matt was Counsel at the Congressional Oversight Panel. He previously worked as a consultant at the World Bank and served as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Matt holds a law degree from Harvard Law School, a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Brown University.

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