Elizabeth Linder

Elizabeth Linder


Internationally-recognized non-state actor diplomat representing the tech sector across more than 40 countries. Public spokeswoman in the fields of digital diplomacy, soft power, and changing patterns of leadership and decision making in the 21st century. Media appearances include the BBC, CNN, CNBC Arabia, Haaretz, and Wired.

Keynote speaker at dozens of conferences and think tanks with audiences of 2000+ for the public and private sectors, including the U.S. State Department, European Parliament, African Union, Salzburg Global Seminar, U.S.-Jordan Business Forum, Chatham House, Deauville Women’s Forum, NATO, 30+ Parliaments, United Nations, the University of Southern California, the University of Malta, and Warwick University. Delivered TEDx London talk on “The Conversational Century.”

Founded and built Facebook’s Politics & Government division for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region, which advises and trains politicians, government officials, diplomats, and civil society leaders. Background in public policy, communications strategy, and international media relations at Google, YouTube, and Facebook.

Serves on the Advisory Council for Portland Communications, Development Committee of the Legatum Institute and the Board of the Asia Scotland Institute. British American Project and Atlantik Brueke fellow. Graduate of the Georgetown Foreign Policy Leadership Seminar.