Uri Rosenthal Special Advisor to the GFCE Foundation Board

Uri Rosenthal is a Dutch politician of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He was a member of the Senate (1999-2010) – from 2005 as parliamentary leader. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government Rutte I (2010-2012).

In 2011 he was one of the initiators of the Freedom Online Coalition. From 2013 until March 2017 Rosenthal served as the Dutch Government’s Special Envoy for International Cyber Policy. In that capacity he has been responsible for the preparation of the Global Conference on Cyberspace in The Hague (April 2015) and for the dissemination of its results within the context of the London Process – with a particular focus on a free, open and secure internet as well as a secure and stable cyberspace. In the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace he will continue these efforts as Special Representative for the London Process.

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