David Morar

Organization: New America
Affiliation: NCSG, Fellowship Program
Region: North America
Country: USA
Email: davemorar [at] gmail.com

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David Morar is on the Executive Committee of the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group, a former Fellow (for ICANN58, ICANN61, & ICANN64), and has a doctorate in Public Policy. He is a Policy Fellow at New America's Open Technology Institute and a Visiting Scholar at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government. Most recently he was a post-doctoral IG and tech policy fellow at NYU.[1]

David was featured in the ICANN 78 - Hamburg Playing Card Deck

Career History

David Morar is also a Visiting Professor at the FGV Center for Technology and Society in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and an affiliate at the Center for Information Technology and Public Life (CITAP) at UNC Chapel Hill. He is an Associate Researcher at the Big Data Science Lab at the West University of Timisoara (Romania) and at the Center for Advanced Studies in Public Policy, Governance at the Paraiba State University (Brazil), as well as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Communication Technology, a Guest Researcher at the Hans Bredow Institut, and a Founding Fellow at the Digital Interests Lab. Previously, Dr. Morar was Visiting Scholar at George Washington University, and a Policy Manager for Data for Democracy. He was a 2017 Google Policy Fellow at the Global Network Initiative, a 2016 Google Policy Fellow at the Internet Education Foundation, a Research Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum, and a 2016 Global Privacy Summit Scholar.[2]

ICANN and Internet Governance Participation

David is on the Executive Committee of the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (since 2021) and has been involved in IG at various levels in the past, from academic research to events and fellowship participation. Morar is a member of ISOC-DC, an ICANN58, ICANN61, and ICANN64 Fellow, and an academic IG researcher. He was responsible for the IG session at State of the Net 2017.


He has a Ph.D. from George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government. He also holds a Master's of International Affairs degree from Pennsylvania State University's School of International Affairs and a Bachelor's of Political Science degree from the University of Bucharest's College of Political Science.