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Expertise: Domestic right-wing terrorism, trans-Atlantic relations

Simon Clark is a nonresident senior fellow at American Progress working on combating violent white supremacy.

For 15 years, Clark built and led Fidelity’s European venture capital operation before moving to Generation Investment Management, the sustainability-focused investing firm, as a senior adviser to their growth equity practice. During his time at Fidelity, Clark served as chairman of the British Venture Capital Association, making the case for policies to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation. Before joining Fidelity, Clark was the chief financial officer of the TheStreet.com. Clark qualified as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse before moving to Reuters, where he held a series of finance and technology positions, culminating in an appointment as the first director of Web Services. In that role, he was responsible for launching Reuters.com; advising on a series of technology investments and partnerships; and creating a news website which linked reporters to aid workers in conflict zones.

Clark is a board member of Foreign Policy for America, an advocacy group for a principled U.S. approach to the world, and of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, an international not-for-profit NGO that seeks to disrupt the architecture of online hate and misinformation. He served on the Human Rights Watch London Committee and was a trustee for British Future, a think tank working on issues of identity and integration. He was educated at Westminster School and Wadham College, Oxford, where he read Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE).

By Simon Clark
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Why Fighting White Supremacy Is Important for America’s Role in WorldJust SecurityMay 26, 2021
National and Community Leaders Discuss How To End White Supremacist ViolenceCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2021
A National Policy Blueprint To End White Supremacist ViolenceCenter for American ProgressApril 21, 2021
By Engaging Italy, Biden Can Strengthen Both the United States and the EUCenter for American ProgressMarch 31, 2021
The Treasury Department Should Lead the Fight Against Corruption and KleptocracyCenter for American ProgressDecember 10, 2020
4 First Steps for Congress To Address White Supremacist TerrorismCenter for American ProgressOctober 30, 2020
How White Supremacy Returned to Mainstream PoliticsCenter for American ProgressJuly 1, 2020
Italy After COVID-19: Betrayal or Renewal?Center for American ProgressJune 18, 2020
The US Should Be Leading the Global Response to the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressMarch 26, 2020
Combating the White-Nationalist Terrorist ThreatCenter for American ProgressAugust 7, 2019
Why Are White Nationalists So Fond of President Trump?RealClearPolicyApril 9, 2019
The New Zealand shooting was inspired by the hate America is exporting. We need to deal with that reality.NBC NewsMarch 16, 2019
Confronting the Domestic Right-Wing Terrorist ThreatCenter for American ProgressMarch 7, 2019