Michael Sellitto

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology & National Security Program

Head of Global Affairs, Anthropic

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Michael Sellitto is the Head of Global Affairs at Anthropic, an AI safety and research company.

Prior to joining Anthropic, Michael was the founding Deputy Director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), which is dedicated to advancing AI research, education, policy, and practice to improve the human condition. As HAI’s first staff member, he was instrumental in designing and executing the Institute’s strategic plans and establishing HAI’s global reputation among policymakers.

Michael served in the White House as Director for Cybersecurity Policy on the National Security Council staff from 2015-2018. He led international engagement on cybersecurity policy and strategy, promoted international adoption of a framework for strategic stability in cyberspace, and advanced issues related to the digital economy and Internet governance. Before that, Michael served as Special Assistant to Deputy Secretaries of State William J. Burns and Antony Blinken, advising the Deputies on political, energy, security, and trade issues related to South and Central Asia and on worldwide cyber policy and counterterrorism strategy.