Alec Ross

Alec Ross
Senior Adviser for Innovation to
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Exit Interview: Alec Ross on Internet Freedom, Innovation & Digital Diplomacy

March 12, 2013

Given the increasing penetration of technology into the lives of billions of people around the world, context for how we think about intersection of diplomacy and civil society is shifting. No one has been more central to that discussion than Alec J. Ross, the senior advisor for innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who in many ways defined the practice of “digital diplomacy” in the 21st century. Almost three years ago, I talked with Ross about his role and goals, like supporting “Internet freedom” through funding technology.

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