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Scott Carpenter

Director of Policy and International Engagement at Jigsaw

Scott Carpenter drives Jigsaw’s international engagement and thought-leadership efforts around such topics as AI and geopolitics, online harassment, counter radicalization and repressive censorship. Prior to Jigsaw, Scott was among the founding members of Google Ideas. He remains an adjunct fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he founded and directed Project Fikra as the Keston Family Fellow. Previously, Scott served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Near East Affairs where he helped conceive and implement the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) before being named G-8 Coordinator for the Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative (BMENA). He currently serves on a number of boards including the International Republican Institute and the Project on Middle East Democracy.  
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Updated: May 1, 2019