Global Governance of Artificial Intelligence




On June 5, WITA and the U.S. Council for International Business discussed a global regulatory framework for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the recommendations of the OECD’s Council on Artificial Intelligence.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Orit Frenkel, CEO and co-founder of the American Leadership Initiative. She recently co-authored the paper, U.S. Leadership on AI Global Governance

Kate Goodloe, Managing Director at BSA | The Software Alliance.

Karine Perset, Head of the AI Unit and OECD.AI at the OECD Digital Economy Policy Division.

David C. Turnbull, U.S. Delegate to the OECD Digital Policy Committee & GPAI in the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy at the Office of Multilateral Affairs in the U.S. Department of State.

Howard Wachtel, Senior Director and Head of UN and International Organizations Policy at Microsoft.

Moderator: Cheryl Miller, Vice President of Digital Policy at the U.S. Council for International Business.

Speaker Biographies:

Dr. Orit Frenkel is the CEO and co-founder of the American Leadership Initiative. She recently co-authored the paper, U.S. Leadership on AI Global Governance. She has 39 years of experience working on Asia, trade, and foreign policy issues, with a special emphasis on the challenges facing U.S. manufacturing companies. Prior to founding ALI, Frenkel was a senior executive with General Electric Company for 26 years. In that position, she was responsible for supporting GE’s international sales, policy objectives, government relations, and corporate social responsibility initiatives. 

Dr. Frenkel started her career in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative where she was the Director for Trade in High Technology Products and Deputy Director for Trade with Japan, and spent a detail working for Congressman Lee Hamilton during his time as Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Dr. Frenkel is also the President of Frenkel Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in Asia policy, market access issues and international trade. She is a member of APCO’s International Advisory Committee, and a Senior Advisor with Asia Group Advisors.

She is the author of numerous published articles on trade and foreign policy issues, as well as a book on the negotiation of the US-Israel Free Trade Area. She is an Adjunct Fellow with the Center on Strategic and International Studies, and has served on the board of numerous trade associations and on Department of Commerce and State Advisory panels. Ms. Frenkel received a International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University, an M.P.P. from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Economics with honors from University of Maryland (Phi Beta Kappa). 

Kate Goodloe is the Managing Director at BSA | The Software Alliance. At BSA, Goodloe works with members to develop and advance policy positions on privacy, as well as artificial intelligence and law enforcement access.

Goodloe has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University Law School, where she taught a seminar on artificial intelligence law and policy. Before joining BSA, Goodloe was a senior associate in the Privacy & Cybersecurity practice at Covington & Burling LLP. In that role, she counseled technology companies on a range of privacy and law enforcement access issues and represented companies in privacy-related litigation, as well as in investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and by Congress. She previously served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable J. Frederick Motz of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Goodloe is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the New York University School of Law. She is based in BSA’s Washington, DC, office.

Karine Perset is Head of the AI Unit and OECD.AI at the OECD Digital Economy Policy Division where she oversees the OECD.AI Policy Observatory and the OECD.AI Network of Experts (ONE AI). She focuses on trends in the development and diffusion of AI and on opportunities and challenges that AI raises for public policy. Perset’s recent research focused on Internet intermediaries and Internet governance.

She was previously Advisor to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and before that was the Counsellor of the OECD’s Science, Technology, and Industry (STI) Directors. 

Perset holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Westminster, and two Master’s degrees in ICT & Telecommunications and International Economics from Université Paris Dauphine.

David C. Turnbull is the U.S. Delegate to the OECD Digital Policy Committee and Global Partnership on AI. He works in the International Information and Communications Policy Office of Multilateral Affairs in the bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy in Washington DC, with a focus on AI policy. Previously, he was the Arabic spokesperson in the U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs in Jerusalem, and the Deputy Chief of Staff in the Economic and Business Affairs Bureau. David is a career public diplomacy officer who has served in Ho Chi Minh City, at USNATO, in Sana’a Yemen, and several tours in Washington working on European and East Asian Affairs. He is accompanied by his spouse, Anne Eisenhower Turnbull, a Civil Service Officer in Global Talent Management, their twin boys, and a toy poodle named Lady. David hails from upstate New York and is a lifelong Buffalo sports fan.

Howard Wachtel is the Senior Director and Head of UN and International Organizations Policy at Microsoft.

Prior to his role at Microsoft, Wachtel was a senior director and head of global sanctions policy and strategy at PayPal. He spent over a decade in several roles in the US government, including as a civil servant at the National Security Council (as Director of UN and Multilateral Affairs), the US Department of State (as Acting Coordinator of Sanctions Policy, and previously as deputy coordinator and senior adviser in the same office), and the US Mission to the UN (as a policy adviser).  In these roles, he covered a range of issues involving the UN, peacekeeping, international justice, multilateral sanctions, and human rights.

Wachtel began his career as a litigation associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP. He has taught a variety of courses on the UN, sanctions, public international law, and counterterrorism policy as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, Duke, and NYU. Wachtel is currently a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center and serves on the board of directors of the Global Center on Cooperative Security. He is also working as a part-time consultant and legal adviser for a UN task team responsible for facilitating the export of food and fertilizer out of Russia and Ukraine.

Wachtel received a BS in international politics from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, a General Course diploma from the London School of Economics, and both a JD and LLM in international and comparative law from Duke. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters, and a mini golden doodle.

Cheryl Miller is the Vice President of Digital Policy at the U.S. Council for International Business. She has extensive experience in the private and public sectors, having led Meta’s and Verizon’s global internet policy practices at major international standards bodies, such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), among others.

She was also the deputy staff director for technology and innovation at the US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Ken Levinson serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Washington International Trade Association (WITA) and Washington International Trade Foundation.

WITA is the world’s largest non-profit, non-partisan membership organization dedicated to providing a neutral forum for the open and robust discussion of international trade policy and economic issues. WITA and its affiliated groups have over 10,000 members, and more than 160 corporate sponsors and group memberships.

Ken has over 30 years of experience working with companies, associations, NGOs and governments, advocating innovative solutions to complex public policy challenges. Over the years, Ken has worked with clients in the technology, telecommunications, biopharmaceuticals, agriculture and food, financial services, retail, apparel, energy, and consumer products sectors.

Previously, Ken served as Senior Director for Global Government Affairs for AstraZeneca. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Ken served as Senior Vice President and COO at the Washington, DC consulting firm of Fontheim International. Ken joined Fontheim after spending six years on the staff of U.S. Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV. Ken advised the Senator on foreign policy and national security matters, and served as the Senator’s chief advisor on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, dealing with issues related to international trade and tax policy.

Ken received his Master’s Degree from New York University after doing his undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst. Ken also spent a year studying at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Ken and his wife, the Reverend Donna Marsh, live in Bethesda, MD, with their two daughters.