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Tom C. Varghese

Former Visiting Policy Fellow

Tom C. Varghese

Former Visiting Policy Fellow

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Tom C. Varghese is the Head of Connectivity and Access Policy for Asia Pacific at Facebook. He works on Facebook’s connectivity initiatives to bring more people online to a faster internet covering policy issues involving infrastructure, spectrum, accessibility, online communication and video service regulations.Prior to joining Facebook he was a Director of Public and Regulatory Affairs for the telecommunications company Telenor Group. Tom has also been a consultant to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a Research Associate at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He holds a Master degree in Law and a Bachelor degree in Comparative Politics from the University of Bergen, Norway.

Research Interests

Digital Divides, Education, Inequality, Skills, Learning and Connectivity.

Positions at the OII

  • Visiting Policy Fellow, October 2020 - October 2022


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