Most recently, Shanthi Kalathil was Senior Director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy. She has served as a fellow or associate with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, and has consulted for the World Bank and other international organizations.
Shanthi Kalathil has authored and edited numerous publications, including Diplomacy, Development and Security in the Information Age (Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, 2013), Developing Independent Media as an Institution of Accountable Governance (The World Bank, 2008), and (with Taylor C. Boas) Open Networks, Closed Regimes: The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2003).
Her shorter essays and op-eds have appeared in Foreign Policy, the Journal of Democracy, the Wall Street Journal Asia, and other outlets. Kalathil holds a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.