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

Simon Clark is a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for American Progress working on the intersection of foreign policy and technological change, with a particular focus on restoring the Internet as a force for global democracy.

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 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; 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 Hope not Hate, an anti-racist campaigning group. He served on the Human Rights Watch London Committee, 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) and was the college PPE scholar.

By Simon Clark
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