Head of Policy
Dr. Burcu Kilic is the Head of Policy at Frontier Technology, Minderoo Foundation. She is a scholar, lawyer, and digital rights advocate. She has researched and written extensively on digital rights, intellectual property, innovation, and trade, and provided technical advice and assistance in numerous countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Africa. Before joining the Minderoo Foundation, Burcu directed the Digital Rights Program at Public Citizen, as well as Public Citizen’s research on access to medicines. Burcu roots her technical and legal expertise in a profound desire to advance rights-based policymaking across the globe by promoting alliance-based civil society engagement, policy entrepreneurship, and policy innovation. She was named as one of the 300 Women Leaders in Global Health in 2015 in recognition of her work on health and trade policy. She was a practitioner fellow at Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford PACS in 2021-22. She completed her Ph.D. at Queen Mary, University of London, holds L.L.M. degrees in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London, and Information Technology Law from Stockholm University. She obtained her law degree from Ankara University, Turkey.