Indian American professor Ganesh Sitaraman will lead the Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation at Vanderbilt University to bolster innovative research and education.
The New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair at Vanderbilt Law School, Sitaraman joined Vanderbilt in 2011. In his new role, Sitaraman is responsible for collaborating with multiple peers within Vanderbilt Law School and the university with his experience in politics and public policy.
A Harvard graduate, Sitaraman serves on the Administrative Conference of the US, the FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee and the boards of The American Prospect and the American Constitution Society. He has authored or co-authored five books and was a senior advisor to Senator Elizabeth Warren during her presidential campaign and her senior counsel in the US Senate.
“We plan to cultivate, grow and spread innovative research and policy ideas—and at a rapid pace that aligns with the urgency of the challenges we face," Sitaraman said adding that he was honored to lead the accelerator program.
Provost C. Cybele Raver said, “He will bring tremendous expertise in leading this innovative new effort to solve some of the most important policy challenges of our time.”