Peter Chapman (JD & MA '09)
Peter Chapman (JD & MA '09) serves as Associate Director with Article One Advisors, a specialized strategy and management consultancy with expertise in human rights, responsible innovation, and social impact. He has previously worked as an attorney, governance advisor and human rights expert.
Before joining Article One, Peter worked as Senior Legal Counsel with Twitter's Safety, Content and Law Enforcement team, where he co-led the development of Twitter's global Content Governance Initiative, which seeks to advance a consistent and principled approach to the development, enforcement and assessment of Twitter's global rules and policies. Peter lived in Ethiopia as an independent advisor on inclusive governance and access to justice, working with a range of non-profit and multilateral organizations, including the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, the World Bank, and the World Justice Project. In this role he led the development of publications and resources including the World Bank's Good Practices in National Systems for Environmental and Social Impact and the World Justice Project's Grasping the Justice Gap: Opportunities and Challenges for People-Centered Justice Data. For seven years he helped to drive the Open Society Justice Initiative's work on legal empowerment, sustainable development and inclusive governance from Washington DC and Budapest, Hungary. He played a leading role in advancing Open Society Foundation's strategy to strengthen governance and justice through the Sustainable Development Goals, including through a partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to strengthen people-focused justice measurement. Prior to joining the Justice Initiative, Peter advanced natural resource governance and justice reform efforts in Africa and East Asia with the World Bank's Justice for the Poor program and worked on access to civil justice with the Carter Center in Monrovia, Liberia.
He is a Non-Resident Fellow with New York University's Center on International Cooperation. He and his family live in Washington DC.