Susan Benesch

Director, Dangerous Speech Project

Susan Benesch founded and directs the Dangerous Speech Project, to study speech that can inspire violence – and to find ways to prevent this, without infringing on freedom of expression. To that end, she conducts research on methods to diminish harmful speech online, or the harm itself. She is also Faculty Associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and a senior fellow at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. Trained as a human rights lawyer at Yale, Susan also teaches at American University.