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|
|2008-16||Politics & Government Specialist, Facebook|
|2007-08||Global Communications & Public Policy Associate, Google/YouTube|
Extensive (BBC, CNN, Sky, ITV, CNBC Arabia, etc)
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- For American Voters, Character Matters Above All Else Newsweek, 2016, Opinion.
- Leaders, take note. To combat fake news, join the Primary Source Revolution Reaction, 2017.
- It’s time to find the next generation of American heroes Reaction, 2017.
- Escaping to La La Land: re-imagining reality and suspending social networks Reaction, 2017.
- NATO and Facebook join forces in the global digital age Huffington Post, 2012.