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Flynn Coleman

Visiting Fellow


Flynn Coleman is an author, an international human rights attorney, an educator, a public speaker, and a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Flynn speaks, writes, and teaches on issues related to human rights, technology, and society; and how they intersect with global justice, international affairs, environmental issues, and the law. Her work explores what it means to be human, and humane, in the age of algorithms, and how humanity can thrive in an interconnected, uncertain, and increasingly complex world.

She is the author of the book, A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are, a groundbreaking narrative on the urgency of humanely designed AI and a guidebook to reimagining life in the era of intelligent technology.

Flynn has worked with the United Nations, the United States federal government, and with international corporations, universities, and human rights organizations around the world. She has taught at The New School, Parsons School of Design and was the inaugural fellow at the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at NYU School of Law.

Flynn has been named a Henry Luce Scholar, a Council on Foreign Relations Stephen M. Kellen Member, the recipient of the YFU Distinguished Alum Award, and an honoree of the NCP Visionary Award. She holds a BSFS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, a JD from UC Berkeley School of Law, and an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Flynn Coleman