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Nataša Perućica
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Ms Nataša Perućica joined Diplo in 2018 as a researcher on the use of emerging digital technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of sustainable development. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Political Science from Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium. She leads Diplo’s efforts on a series of human rights webinars titled RightOn with the aim of raising awareness and sharing knowledge on global human rights situations and practices. She is currently enrolled as a full PhD scholarship student in ‘Social Theory, Digital Innovation and Public Policies’ at Università degli Studi di Salerno in Italy.

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