Robert Post Named to the Oversight Board Trust

Sterling Professor of Law Robert C. Post ’77 has been named a trustee of the Oversight Board Trust, the group announced on December 1, 2020.

Robert C. Post

The Oversight Board was created “to help Facebook answer some of the most difficult questions around freedom of expression online: what to take down, what to leave up, and why,” according to the group’s website.

The Oversight Board is composed of three elements: Board Members, the Trust, and the Administration. The trustees are responsible for safeguarding the independence of the Board and for ensuring that the Board operates effectively in fulfilling its stated purpose, among other duties.

The Oversight Board also announced the addition of four additional trustees:

  • Kristina Arriaga, a globally recognized advocate for freedom of expression and of the advisory firm Intrinsic.
  • Cherine Chalaby, an expert on internet governance, international finance and technology.
  • Wanda Felton, former Vice Chair of the Board and First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.
  • Kate O’Regan, a former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, commissioner of the Khayelitsha Commission, and the inaugural director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford.

Robert Post is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He served as the School’s 16th dean from 2009 until 2017. He specializes in constitutional law, with a particular emphasis on the First Amendment. Post is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of both the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.