Keynote: Libby Liu

Presented at HOPE 2020 Virtual Rescheduled, Aug. 1, 2020, 2 p.m. (50 minutes)

Keynote by: Libby Liu


  • Libby Liu
    **Libby Liu** served as the inaugural chief executive officer of the Open Technology Fund, and provided strategic leadership and operational direction to meet OTF's mission of advancing Internet freedom around the world. She led the successful transformation of the eight-year-old OTF program into an independent stand-alone non-profit corporation, maintaining OTF core values and methodology while ensuring uninterrupted operations during the startup phase for the projects, people, and at-risk communities OTF supports globally. Prior to leading OTF, Libby served as president of Radio Free Asia, where in addition to providing strategic vision, supporting innovative programming, directing editorial and administrative policies and procedures, she coordinated issues in these areas with USAGM, stakeholders, and other organizations to address the region's most pressing issues. Prior to joining RFA, she served as the director of administration and strategic planning at the Baltimore headquarters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). There, she played a pivotal role in the board's establishment of the NAACP's five year strategic plan and in its implementation. Earlier this year she received the 2020 Luxembourg Peace Prize for Technology.


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