Steven Feldstein is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where he focuses on issues of democracy and technology, human rights, and US foreign policy. He previously served as the holder of the Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs and an associate professor at Boise State University. Feldstein also served as a deputy assistant secretary in the Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Bureau in the US Department of State, where he had responsibility for Africa policy, international labor affairs, and international religious freedom. Previously he was the director of policy at the US Agency for International Development, and also served as counsel on the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where he oversaw US foreign assistance programs, State Department management, and international organizations. He is the author of The Rise of Digital Repression: How Technology is Reshaping Power, Politics, and Resistance (Oxford University Press, 2021). He received his BA from Princeton and his JD from Berkeley Law.