Egerton Neto is the Manager of the Programme on Democracy and Technology at the Oxford Internet Institute, at the University of Oxford. He is a member of the Secretariat of the IPIE, where he manages the Panel's community of scientists around the world.
Six years ago, he came out as a gay man in one of the largest Brazilian newspapers. Since then, he became an advocate for Diversity and Inclusion. In his 4 years in Brazil’s Ministry of Culture, he built partnerships to implement culture and human rights projects across his country. Meanwhile, as a member of a NGO, Egerton participated in advocacy efforts in Brazil’s Congress and Supreme Court to advance legislation on queer rights.
Egerton holds a Master of Public Policy at The London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. He was also a member of the Lab of Internet and Public Policy (LAPIN) at the University of Brasilia. He is a Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellow and has been featured in media outlets such as Project Syndicate, The Washington Blade, Globoesporte.com and other portals.