Affiliate Faculty

Ziyaad Bhorat

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
MBA, MSc, University of Oxford

Dr. Ziyaad Bhorat is a South African political theorist who researches automated technologies and democratic governance, drawing insights from the history of political thought. His work has been published in academic and general audience outlets across the US, UK, and South Africa, on topics ranging from Aristotle to AI judges. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he also received his M.A. He also holds an M.B.A., and an M.Sc. (African Studies) from the University of Oxford, studying there as a Rhodes Scholar.

His work on technology and politics has been published in The Hill, Noema Magazine, CNBC, and openDemocracy. He is currently a fellow at the Berggruen Institute and a Technology and Human Rights fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University.