Matt Perault is a professor of the practice at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, and a consultant on technology policy issues. He previously served as a director of public policy at Facebook. He led the company’s global public policy planning efforts on issues such as competition, law enforcement, and human rights, and oversaw public policy for WhatsApp, Oculus, and Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research. Prior to joining Facebook, Perault was counsel at the Congressional Oversight Panel. He previously worked as a consultant at the World Bank and served as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Perault holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a M.A. in public policy from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, and a B.A in political science from Brown University.