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SHAARIK ZAFAR

Public Policy Manager, Facebook

GRAND KEYNOTE MODERATOR, VIRTUAL TIECON SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

Shaarik Zafar is a Public Policy Manager at Facebook where he drives policy development and stakeholder engagement on issues at the intersection of technology, civil and human rights, and national security. His work includes driving thought leadership on online content moderation, managing relationships with a range of civil society organizations, and overseeing programs on countering hate speech and promoting pluralism. Shaarik previously served as the Special Representative to Muslim Communities at the Department of State; a Director for Global Engagement at the White House National Security Council; the Special Counsel for Post 9/11 National Origin Discrimination at the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division; and in senior roles at the National Counterterrorism Center, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He’s a graduate of the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas School of Law and received the 2011 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award, which recognizes alumni under the age of 40 who have made significant achievements in their careers and service to the University. Shaarik is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.