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Constance Bommelaer de Leusse

Constance Bommelaer de Leusse

Senior Director, Global Internet Policy

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Biography

Constance is currently Senior Director of Global Internet Policy at The Internet Society. Strategic thinker, coupled with experienced and practical hands-on approach, she is responsible for the department's budget and strategic planning while liaising with ISOC's Regional Bureaus. She also leads the organization's engagement with the UN (SDGs, WSIS, etc.) with a strong focus on issues at the intersection of media development and Human Rights.

Constance has extensive experience in developing partnerships and building alliances across stakeholder communities including governments, academia, civil society and business. Well versed in consensus-based and multistakeholder approaches she served on a number of committees: appointed by the UN Secretary-General to the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the IGF (2015), the World Economic Forum (WEF) Cyber-Resilience Partnership (2013), chair of UNESCO's Mixt Programmatic Commission on ICT and e-Ethics (2009), founder of the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) to the OECD (2008).

In 2010 and 2011 she was responsible for the strategic and operational development of The Internet Society's Next Generation Leaders program, a youth program designed to help prepare young professionals from around the world to become the next generation of Internet technology, policy, and business leaders.

Constance is a member of the Women's Forum network and was distinguished in 2014 by the French newspaper Les Echos, member of "La Relève, French Touch".

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25th Anniversary 20 October 2017

How Governments Can Be Smart about Artificial Intelligence

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This is a joint blog post by the Internet Society, Mozilla and the World Wide Web Foundation. Home to...

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This year, the Internet Society celebrates its 25th anniversary.  Our own history is inextricably tied to the history of...

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Access 24 March 2017

Bringing the school to kids: The importance of Internet in times of conflict

Internet access is critical to support the enjoyment of Human Rights. The most commonly referenced example is freedom of...

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