Senior Consulting Fellow, Director's Office
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Elizabeth Linder leads the Chatham House Connectivity Initiative as senior consulting fellow. Elizabeth is the founder and CEO of Conversational Century, which inspires leaders to re-imagine communication in a digitally-connected world. Elizabeth began her career at Google/YouTube, before Facebook approached her to join its two-person international communications team. She worked with Mark Zuckerberg on his first tour of Europe, opened Facebook’s first office in India, and in 2011 moved to London to found the politics and government division across Europe, Middle East and Africa. 

Elizabeth is regularly invited to speak at leading international institutions, including NATO, the European Parliament, African Union, Gulf Cooperation Council, and London Stock Exchange. Elizabeth is a regular contributor and commentator for the BBC, CNN, Newsweek, and Sky and is the youngest member of Ditchley Park’s Programme Committee. A California native, she graduated from Princeton and holds the exceptional talent visa in the UK tech sector.


  • Digital technology policy and communications
  • Global connectivity and the rise of the non-state actor in foreign policy
  • Leadership in a social media age
  • Societal trends’ interplay with political movements and civil society agitation
  • Digital diplomacy 


2016 -Founder & CEO, Conversational Century 
2008-16Politics & Government Specialist, Facebook 
2007-08Global Communications & Public Policy Associate, Google/YouTube
2003-07Princeton University