Chris Martin

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Christopher "Chris" Martin is the Senior Manager of International Public Policy at Access Partnership. Chris has extensive experience with international organizations including the United Nations, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), ICANN, and other government and regulatory bodies. He is expert in international commercial policy, business diplomacy, regulatory affairs, and ICT Policy and Internet Governance including privacy and security, strategic communications, advertising, marketing and emerging Markets.[1]

ICANN Participation

Over the years, Chris participated in discussions and policy issues related to the development, stability and security of the DNS including new gTLDs, IDNs, DNSSEC, and the institutional evolution of the internet governing body. He is a member Commercial and Business Users Constituency and was selected to serve as member of the 2010 Nominating Committee (NomCom). [2]

Career & Background

Before joining Access Partnership as Senior Manager of International Public Policy, Chris served as Manager of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), a business organization representing more than 300 leading companies, professional firms and associations and Internet stakeholders such as ISPs, IP Rights Holders, Registries and Registrars. As Manager, he was responsible for coordinating and promoting the positions of the business industry on various issues, including the Domain Name System (DNS). He worked for the organization for more than five years. In 2005, he served as Global Policy Fellow for the World Trade Organization. He also served as Development Communications and Program Associate for Enterprise Works Worldwide from 2001 to 2004. He helped developed small business programs in Asia and Africa.[3]


Martin received his Bachelors Degree in Economics and International Affairs from James Madison University. He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.[4]

Honors and Recognition

Chris receive the following accolades from different organizations:[5]

  • Irving B. Harris Fellow- Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • Geneva Policy Fellow- Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University


  • Crafting a U.S. Response to the Emerging East Asia Free Trade Area- Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, 8-2 (Summer/Fall 2007) 73-84.
  • Economic Reform in India: Task Force Report. [with S. Ahuja, et. al.]- Chicago Policy Review, 10-1 (Sum 2006) 115-45.
  • The Dynamics of Political Corruption: Reexamining the Influence of Democracy. [with Charles Blake]-Democratization, 13-1(February 2006), 1-14


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