Kerry Ann Carter Persen

Kerry Ann Carter Persen

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Dr. Kerry Ann Carter Persen is an expert in the intersection of technology and societal concerns, particularly countering violent extremism, dual use and emerging technologies, and misinformation. She currently works on Stripe’s Public Policy team and is a Security Fellow at the Truman National Security Project. 

Previously, Kerry has worked on the Global Policy team at Meta on AR/VR technologies and data privacy issues, at the Institute for the Future on misinformation and as a political consultant at RiceHadleyGates LLC, a strategic consulting firm led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. She has also been a Fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation, a Minerva Fellow at the U.S. Institute for Peace, a Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs at Georgetown University, and a Fulbright Fellow in Indonesia.

Kerry received her Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Stanford University, where her research was supported by the National Science Foundation, the Horowitz Foundation, and the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), among others. She graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College with a double major in Government and Economics.