Schmidt Futures / Hewlett Foundation
Eli Sugarman is a Fellow within Schmidt Futures Talent Ventures focusing on the future of online trust and safety, platform governance, and Internet policy. He concurrently serves as Interim Director of the Cyber Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Eli previously led that ten-year, $150 million grant-making effort from 2014-2021. He has also served as Vice President of Content (Moderation) at the Meta/Facebook Oversight Board. There, Eli led the trust and safety teams of an experimental online safety and speech regulator that guides Facebook and Instagram on their most challenging content decisions globally. He sits on the boards of the Institute for Security and Technology and the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. Eli also serves on the Independent Advisory Committee of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism. A San Diego native and graduate of Middlebury College, he holds a J.D. from Stanford University Law School.