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William New

Visiting Fellow

William New has been on the reporting forefront of major US and international intellectual property, digital, technology, trade, and health policy developments for a number of years, and is focusing on artificial intelligence policy. William has served as Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of Intellectual Property Watch and Health Policy Watch in Geneva, Switzerland since their founding, overseeing publication of more than 7,000 original articles at the intersection of IP and global public policy debates. William is a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York, and an editorial contributor to the American University law school Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property.

He also has been a Senior Writer and Editor for the National Journal Group (publishing in National Journal magazine, CongressDaily and Technology Daily) in Washington, a Senior Reporter at Washington-based Inside U.S. Trade and Managing Editor of Americas Trade, and worked at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

William is an accredited journalist at the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, and a member of the Swiss press association Impressum, the Club de la Presse Suisse, and the Association of Correspondents Accredited to the United Nations (ACANU) in Geneva. He is a past Secretary of ACANU.

Expert appearances on television and radio include CNBC, National Public Radio, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. William regularly participates on panels worldwide, provides field training in policy communications, and has been a contributor to Oxford Analytica. William holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Economics and Political Science and an MBA in International Management and Marketing from the University of New Mexico, as well as a B.A. in English from Oberlin College. He is fluent in Spanish, has working French and some German.

Early on, he held a fellowship under the Fulbright program, operating an aid project in the Guatemalan highlands to help the Ixil and Quiché people rebuild their communities, and studied Mayan dialects for nearly two years.


William New