Anja Kaspersen

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow, Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI)

Anja Kaspersen is a senior fellow at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, where she co-directs the Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI).

She is the former Director of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva and Deputy Secretary General of the Conference on Disarmament. Previously, she held the role as the head of strategic engagement and new technologies at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Prior to joining the ICRC she served as a senior director for geopolitics and international security and a member of the executive committee at the World Economic Forum. Kaspersen has also worked in business and has had a rich diplomatic and academic career. She is a published author and speaker. Kaspersen is a strong believer in multilateralism and in the power of science and technology diplomacy to ensure responsible innovation and applications.

She is an alumni International Gender Champion, a member of the IEEE Council on Extended Intelligence and Industry Activity on Life Science Innovation and AI and a member of the International Military Council on Climate and Security.

You can find her on Twitter, @AnjaKasp

Featured Work

DEC 21, 2020 Podcast

AI & Equality Initiative: Algorithmic Bias & the Ethical Implications

In this AI & Equality Initiative podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen speaks with three researchers working with the University of Melbourne's Centre for AI and Digital ...

DEC 11, 2020 Podcast

AI & Equality Initiative: The Path to Meaningful Connectivity, with Doreen Bogdan-Martin

In the first AI & Equality Iniatitive (AIEI) podcast, Doreen Bogdan-Martin, director of the Telecommunications Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union, joins AIEI Senior Fellow ...