WEAR Speaker Tara Vassefi

Tara Vassefi

Director of Strategic Initiatives 

- Truepic

Tara Vassefi is the Washington Director of Strategic Initiatives for Truepic, a technology company specializing in image authentication, where she collaborates with a range of incredible partners at various levels of government, civil society, and the private sector, to use digital evidence and user-generated content for civic empowerment. She was formerly a visiting scholar with UC Berkeley Law School’s Human Rights Center (HRC), where she explored how the latest technologies are weighed in justice and accountability systems. Prior to this, she worked as a human rights lawyer, developing expertise on how to optimize the use of digital evidence and user-generated content for a range of human rights and humanitarian cases with a several organizations and clinics including WITNESS, the War Crimes Research Office, and the HRC.

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