2013 Guest Scholar

Ben Amor Headshot

Graduate Student
University of Southern California


Farid Ben Amor is doing his graduate work at the University of Southern California in Public Policy, where his research with the Annenberg Innovation Lab centers on future distribution of media and telecommunication politics. He is Senior Manager of Content Acquisition at DIRECTV, and previously worked in television rights at Warner Bros. He has been recognized and funded by Google with a fellowship, the International Game Developers Association with a scholarship, and the Internet Society as a Next Generation Leader.

In Washington D.C., Farid worked on several national policy and electoral campaigns, most recently as the Deputy Field Director of Americans for Financial Reform. His other campaign experiences range from Obama for America to the creation of a digital divide project at ACORN, where his advocacy included the FCC and the White House. He also spent time in U.S. Senate committee and member offices as a Legislative Aide and attended Cornell University where he studied Physics.