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Alexa Koenig

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Technology and Human Rights Program; Co-Founder, Human Rights Investigations Lab

Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law



Consumer Technology Education Intellectual Property International Policy Journalism Law Privacy Research

ALEXA KOENIG, Ph.D., J.D, is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Center (winner of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions) and a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law. She co-founded and advises the Human Rights Investigations Lab, which trains students to use online open source methods to support human rights advocacy and accountability. Alexa administers and is a member of the Technology Advisory Board of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, an advisory member of FemTech, and a founding member of the board of advisors for ARCHER, a UC Berkeley-established nonprofit that leverages technology to make data-driven investigations accessible, smarter and more scalable. Alexa has won the Mark Bingham Award for Excellence and the Eleanor Swift Award for Public Service, among other honors. Her research and commentary have appeared in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and elsewhere.

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Keywords: social media, human rights, international law