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Harith Khawaja

  • Research Assistant, Program on Governance of Emerging Technologies


Harith Khawaja, from Lahore, Pakistan, is pursuing a JD at Stanford Law School. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with degrees in philosophy and computer science from Amherst College. Harith aspires to understand the ways technology affects our society and lead public and academic discourse on complex issues at the nexus of the two. An immigrant and first-generation student, he led a 500-person protest against President Trump’s “Muslim Ban” that was covered by The Boston Globe. A writer, his work on the ethics of technology has been featured in the MIT Tech Review. A speaker, his TEDx on self-driving cars has over 100,000 views. Harith has also worked as an engineer at Lyft. At Amherst, he co-captained the Division-I Men’s Squash Team, received the Gail Kennedy Memorial Prize for his thesis on the philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, and presented his paper on racial dating preferences at a national undergraduate philosophy conference.