Josh Levy

Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Non-Resident Fellow

Josh Levy is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford PACS. Josh is a campaign strategist and digital rights advocate. He’s currently building a “digital security exchange” to coordinate the digital security community and help it be more responsive to the needs of high-risk communities and civil society organizations.
For more than a decade, as advocacy director at Access Now, campaign director at Free Press, managing editor of and associate editor of techPresident and Personal Democracy Forum, Levy has provided strategic leadership in global efforts to protect free expression online, secure strong open internet rules, reign in overreaching government surveillance, and otherwise protect the rights of at-risk internet users. He holds an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York, where he was an early proponent and analyst of the use of emergent social platforms for political and social advocacy.