David Morar

Senior Policy Analyst, Open Technology Institute

David Morar, PhD, is a senior policy analyst at New America’s Open Technology Institute focusing on tech privacy and platform accountability issues.

Dr. Morar, previously a policy fellow at OTI, also serves as Visiting Scholar at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, and as Visiting Professor with the Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School - Center for Technology and Society in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; as well as Founding Fellow of the Digital Interests Lab at NYU, and Project Manager at the Private Ordering Observatory in Hamburg, Germany.

Dr. Morar's other affiliations include the Center for Information, Technology and the Public Life at UNC Chapel Hill, the R Street Institute, the West University of Timisoara, and the Journal of Communication Technology, among others.

Most recently, Dr. Morar was a Postdoctoral Data Policy Fellow at NYU Steinhardt where he helped lead the governance initiative, including its marquee event series Governing Conversations.

Previously, Dr. Morar was a Policy Manager focusing on disinformation and data science ethics with Data for Democracy, and he has also been a Google Policy Fellow with the Global Network Initiative and the Internet Education Foundation, among other fellowship positions. 

Dr. Morar has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Bucharest, a Master's of International Affairs degree from Pennsylvania State University and a PhD in Public Policy from George Mason University.