Biography

Scott E. Hartley worked at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School in 2009. He holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA and MA in International Affairs from Columbia University. He focuses on global macro economics, technology, and venture capital.

He has worked for Facebook, where he focused on platform gaming, public sector business development, and social media for social good.  He has also worked for Google, where he received a Google Platinum Award for spending a year in India and helping launch two teams.  At Google he worked in online operations, product development, and business development for Google.org in Africa, where he lectured for TechnoServe and evaluated over 70 business plans.  He has also been a Goldman Sachs-funded private equity consultant in Africa, a sub-contractor to DARPA while advising a dual-use technology start-up, and a venture capital consultant in Latin America.

He has held internships at the White House, in the National Economic Council, at the U.S. State Department in Geneva, Switzerland, and at United Nations Development Program, where he co-edited a report on Africa.

His over 40 publications have been featured in Foreign Policy, Boston ReviewJournal of International Affairs, Policy Innovations, and the Jakarta Globe. He is also a frequent contributor to Stanford Social Innovation Review.

An IRONMAN 70.3 triathlete, marathoner, and former Olympic Development Program soccer player, he has explored 60 countries on 6 continents.