Karine Caunes is Global Program Director of the Center for AI and Digital Policy (caidp.org) which aims to promote a better society, more fair, more just — a world where technology promotes broad social inclusion based on fundamental rights, democratic institutions, and the rule of law.
She is the head of CAIDP Global Academic Network whose main goals are to promote well-informed AI policy and cutting-edge research; provide high-quality resources and enable networking opportunities for those working in the field of AI policy; identify emerging AI policy issues and establish ethical standards in the field.
She co-authored, together with Marc Rotenberg and Merve Hickok, the CAIDP AI and Democratic Values Index (2022), the first and only global index assessing the AI policies of 50 countries worldwide, and teaches with them an AI Policy Clinic and Advanced AI Policy Clinic in the framework of CAIDP comprehensive certification program for AI Policy
She is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Law Journal (ELJ). She holds a PhD in law from the European University Institute, was Jean Monnet Research Fellow within the Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice at NYU and visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School. She has taught at Sciences Po Paris, Université Paris X, Université Lyon III, France; European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice, Italy; Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Ljubljana University, Slovenia; IE Law School, Madrid, Spain; Catolica Global School of Law, Lisbon, Portugal. She has participated in EU and nationally-funded research projects and has been a consultant for European and national institutions