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Anja Kaspersen

Special Advisor on Digital Technologies, Equity, Peace and Democracy

Anja Kaspersen is Director for Global Markets Development at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest technical professional organisation. She is also a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council of Ethics and International Affairs, Anja Kaspersen co-chairing the Artificial Intelligence and Equality Initiative (AIEI).

Kaspersen is the former director of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva and Deputy Secretary General of the Conference on Disarmament. Previously, she held the role of head of strategic engagement and new technologies at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Prior to joining the ICRC, she served as a senior director for geopolitics and international security and a member of the Executive Leadership Committee at the World Economic Forum.

Kaspersen is a former Norwegian diplomat and has had a rich diplomatic, private sector, and academic career. Kaspersen is an alumni International Gender Champion.