Earlier this week, Portulans Institute welcomed its 2022-2023 cohort of Fellows. Our Fellows are graduate students and young professionals who work on novel research related to human capital, technology, and innovation policies. Through their work they develop cross-community knowledge and dialogue on how people, technology, and innovation contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth.
Meet our 2022 Fellows!
Gabriel Souto is a Brazilian researcher and lawyer, co-founder of the Laboratory of Public Policy and Internet (LAPIN), and international coordinator of the Law Student Ambassador Program of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law. He was a visiting student at the Global Antitrust Law & Economics LL.M. of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School (2018) and a scholarship recipient for the Columbia Law School Summer Program (2022). He provided oral arguments before the Brazilian Congress and the Brazilian Supreme Court. He was a speaker at the University of Oxford’s 2019 Connected Life Conference and at the 2020 Youth Latin America and Caribbean Internet Governance Forum. He had his work recommended to be cited on judicial decisions by Brazilian courts and has won multiple awards and recognitions. He is a Master of Global Affairs candidate at Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar and has published dozens of papers and a book.
Raymond Onuoha is a Technology Policy Fellow at the Lagos Business School (LBS) Nigeria, where his research focuses on the institutional and policy challenges in the evolution of the digital economy and technology innovation in developing countries, with a special focus on sub-Sahara Africa. His consulting expertise covers the domain areas of digital transformation and innovation, Internet governance and standardization, and telecommunications policy. He also works as a Research Consultant with regional ICT policy and regulation think-tanks – Research ICT Africa (RIA), South Africa and IT4Change (Canada) – conducting multidisciplinary research on digital governance, policy and regulation and the facilitation of evidence-base to inform policy making for improved access, use and application of digital technologies for social and economic development in Africa.
Kenddrick Chan is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Technology and Public Policy team at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. He is also the Deputy Head of the Digital IR in the Information Age project at LSE IDEAS, the foreign policy think tank of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He works at the intersection of technology, development, and public policy. He has also authored/co- authored several reports and papers pertaining to technology adoption and tech- enabled development. He completed his MSc (with Distinction) in International Relations at the LSE. He also holds a BSc (with First Class Honours) in International Relations and a Diploma in Information Technology (specializing in computer networking).
Stay tuned for updates on our Fellows’ work and projects throughout the year.