Nathalia Foditsch

Brazil |  Senior Policy and Regulatory Specialist, Alliance for Affordable Internet


Nathalia Foditsch is a licensed attorney and has worked on technology and communications policy and regulatory issues over the past twelve years. She has worked for some of the main international organizations and think tanks, which she has represented in official missions to numerous countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Foditsch has also worked as an international adviser for the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), the Brazilian antitrust authority, and served as a coordinator for communications policy and regulation at the ministerial level in Brazil. Foditsch is a research fellow at Cornell University’s Emerging Markets Institute (EMI), which is part of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Among other publications focused on technology and communications policy and regulation, Foditsch has co-edited and co-authored the book Broadband in Brazil: Past, Present, Future, which was a finalist of the 2017 Jabuti Awards, the main literary award in Brazil. Foditsch is an adjunct professor at the University José Cela (Spain) and holds a master’s in law (LLM) and a master’s in public policy (MPP). She is also a member of the advisory board of the Brazil-US Legal and Judicial Studies Program at the Washington College of Law (WCL). She is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and German.

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A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on ways to keep the Internet open, fair, secure and interoperable in Latin America and the Caribbean amid geopolitical rivalries for dominance in the digital space.

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