Shanthi Kalathil

Director, International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy

United States
English

Director, International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy

United States
English

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Digital Authoritarianism: A Conversation with Alina Polyakova


In this episode, featured guest Alina Polyakova discusses how authoritarian regimes have bet big on technology—including social… Read more

Biography

Shanthi Kalathil is the director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies. Her work has focused primarily on issues pertaining to democratization, development, and the impact of information and communication technology, with an emphasis on Asia. Previously in her career, she served as a senior democracy fellow at the United States Agency for International Development, an associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a non-resident associate with the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, and as a consultant for the World Bank, the Aspen Institute, and other international affairs organizations. A former Hong Kong-based staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal Asia, Kalathil lectures on international relations in the information age at Georgetown University. She holds degrees from the University of California Berkeley and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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