Michaela Nakayama Shapiro

Officer, Engagement and Advocacy

Michaela coordinates and supports GPD’s advocacy and engagement across various projects, with a focus on global multilateral and multistakeholder forums and processes. She also contributes to research on trends in global governance.

She previously worked at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, where she focused on transatlantic digital policy, and has served as a public policy fellow in the New York City Mayor’s office. She holds an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in History from Northwestern University. 

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23 May 2024
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Internet Fragmentation and Human Rights: How to counter threats to an open, interoperable and global Internet

In a range of digital governance forums, including the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) , and the  Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the term ‘Internet fragmentation’ is being used with increasing frequency. It is the subject of session proposals and…
31 Oct 2023
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Navigating the Global AI Governance Landscape 

The recent Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Kyoto reaffirmed AI as an urgent cross-cutting priority for a diverse set of stakeholders. At the same time, it highlighted the rapidly expanding scale and complexity of the AI governance landscape.  This complexity presents a…
24 Jul 2023
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Guardrails and coordination on AI: assessing the HRC’s NET Resolution Renewal

During the recent 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), states convened to discuss the renewal of resolution 41/11—a landmark instrument passed in 2019, which called on the HRC’s Advisory Committee to produce and present a report identifying the impacts, opportunities…