Shalin Jyotishi

Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Education and Labor, New America

Shalin Jyotishi is a senior analyst, writer, and strategist whose mission is to help employers, education providers, and governments solve problems where higher education, the workforce, technology, and policy intersect. He is a Senior Policy Analyst on Education and Labor at New America and the first civil society Fellow at the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution at the World Economic Forum leading research around workplace technologies. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest science association, where he is co-authoring a book on U.S. science and technology policy (forthcoming, MIT Press). Shalin serves or served on advisory boards for the U.S. National Science Foundation, United Nations, MIT, the International Economic Development Council, the American Enterprise Institute, George Washington University’s Institute for Public Policy, and Georgetown University’s Center on Security and Emerging Technology. He was a 2021 Davos invitee and has been named a Regional Champion by the Financial Times-The Lancet GHFutures2030 Commission. Shalin’s work has appeared in Forbes, NPR, Financial Times, Morning Consult, InsideHigherEd, Chronicle of Higher Education, RealClearEducation, and IndustryWeek. He has spoken at the United Nations, OECD, U.S. National Academies, World Bank, and the National Academy of Inventors. Previously, Shalin led projects at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, North America’s oldest presidents-led higher education association, which empowered university executives to maximize their workforce development and R&D innovation ecosystems. He also served as the CEO of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance, as a University Innovation Fellow at Stanford University, a policy director for a local political campaign, and held positions at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the University of Michigan, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the International Monetary Fund. Shalin is a graduate of the University of Georgia, the birthplace of American public higher education.

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