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Fire Side Chat with Flynn Coleman "Keeping Humanity at the Center of Our Work in Challenging Times"

Craig Zelizer

August 31, 2022

Watch (below or on on our YouTube Channel) the closing fireside chat with Flynn Coleman which as part of the Global Impact Career Popup ( it is still possible to register to access all the recordings registration ) held on June 17, 2022 which gathered the world’s most talented innovators and organizations working at the forefront of impact careers. We combined our collective experience, reach, and creativity in a highly interactive & engaging online event with hundreds of professionals and students striving to combine purpose and their career.

Flynn is a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow in the Department of Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and is also a Visiting Researcher at the University of Copenhagen in the Law Faculty.

Flynn has also been named a Technology & Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government & The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

She is also a Visiting Fellow at Yale University, where she holds an appointment at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

Flynn has spoken, written, and taught on war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity, truth and reconciliation commissions, emerging technologies, behavioral economics and behavioral science, political reconciliation, human and environmental rights, the future of autonomous weaponry and war, post-conflict and transitional justice, artificial intelligence, gender equality, access to justice and education, and the future of technology, democracy, and humanity.

She has been named a Fulbright Specialist, a Henry Luce Scholar, a Council on Foreign Relations Stephen M. Kellen Member, the recipient of the YFU Distinguished Alum Award, and the inaugural recipient of a Women in Sports award. Flynn is also the honoree of the NCP Visionary Award.

Flynn is the author of the book, A Human Algorithm, a groundbreaking narrative on the urgency of humanely designed AI and a guidebook to reimagining life in the era of intelligent technology.

She holds a BSFS from Georgetown University, a JD from UC Berkeley School of Law, and an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has also studied at La Sorbonne, the University of Cambridge, Trinity College Dublin, La Universidad de Chile, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal, and Université de Genève.

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 speaks five languages, and her wanderings have taken her from helping to rebuild homes and schools in New Orleans and Fiji, to distributing gifts to children in Haiti and school supplies in Guatemala and Ethiopia, to spending time with primates in Spain, to teaching How to Make a Difference in the English countryside, to huffing up Mount Kilimanjaro with her dad, to zodiac boating in Alaska with her mom.

Learn more: flynncoleman.community

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