Laura Bingham

Laura Bingham is the inaugural Executive Director of Temple University’s Institute for Law, Innovation & Technology. Laura is a globally recognized expert on nationality and migration law and human rights, with extensive experience in international human rights advocacy. She has led complex investigations and transnational human rights litigation in every major regional system as well as many national courts.

Prior to joining Temple, Laura served as senior managing legal officer with the Open Society Justice Initiative. She established and led a global program on data, technology, and human rights, which covers content moderation and hate speech, equity and non-discrimination, the right to privacy, data governance, and digital transformationof state and private services. She also managed teams working on global migration, nationality law, and structural discrimination. Beginning in 2020, Laura created and co-managed an organization-wide global fund on digital identification and served on thesteering committee of a campaign on global health, technology, and surveillance during Covid-19.

Since 2017, Laura has taught courses on human rights and forced migration as an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs.