Ashkhen Kazaryan

Content Policy Manager, Regulation

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Ashkhen Kazaryan

Content Policy Manager, Regulation

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Ashkhen Kazaryan is a tech policy expert. She manages and develops policy projects on free speech, content moderation, surveillance reform, and the intersection of constitutional rights and technology. Ashkhen is Policy Manager on Content Regulation Team at Facebook. She was the Director of Civil Liberties at TechFreedom July 2016 – November 2020. At TechFreedom she also managed outreach and coalition building for the organization and hosted The Tech Policy Podcast. Ashkhen is regularly featured as an expert commentator in news outlets across television, radio, podcasts, and print and digital publications including: CNBC, BBC, FOX DC, Politico, Axios, The Washington Examiner and others.

Ashkhen is a board member of the Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee, an Internet Law and Policy Fellow at the IP Foundry. She received her Specialist in Law degree summa cum laude from Lomonosov MSU in 2012, Master of Law Degree from Yale Law School in 2016, and is completing her PhD in Law at the Law School of Lomonosov Moscow State University (thesis on Legal Regulation of Art Markets). At Yale Law, Ashkhen served as an Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Senior Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review and Editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Technology while also being Co-Chair of the Public Interest Fellowship. Prior to that, she worked as the leading legal analyst/law clerk at the High Intellectual Property Court, drafting decisions of the Presidium of the Court. In 2013-2014 she was a Fox Fellow at Yale.

Ashkhen is a proud supporter of New England Patriots and a Broadway musical enthusiast. She grew up in Moscow and currently lives in Washington, DC.