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Doaa is currently working at UNESCO on the ethics of artificial intelligence, she is also an Affiliated Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.

Doaa obtained her PhD from Harvard Law School. She researches the topic of algorithmic governance and the different ways to regulate artificial intelligence. Doaa focuses on algorithms deployed in the public sector and examines how general principles such as fairness, transparency and accountability can be interpreted in the context of the policy domain they are implemented in.

Doaa has extensive experience working on public policy at the national and international level. Prior to her work at UNESCO, she worked at the OECD on AI regulation and was involved in shaping their work on the matter. Previously, Doaa also worked at the Supreme Court of Israel as a law clerk; and at the Israeli Ministry of Justice as an advisor to the Director General of the Ministry.


AI Now Institute

A New AI Lexicon: Social good

Doaa Abu-Elyones investigates the true benefits posed by initiatives that use AI for progressive ends.

Nov 4, 2021
BKC Medium Collection

Why the resignation of the Dutch government is a good reminder of how important it is to monitor and regulate algorithms

Doaa Abu Elyounes argues for high standards of transparency and supervision for algorithms

Feb 10, 2021


Apr 17, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Honoring All Expertise: Social Responsibility and Ethics in Tech

featuring Kathy Pham & Friends from the Berkman Klein Community

Learn more about social responsibility and ethics in tech from cross functional perspectives featuring social scientists, computer scientists, historians, lawyers, political…