Shanthi Kalathil

Deputy Assistant to the President, Coordinator for Democracy&Human Rights, National Security Council


Shanthi Kalathil is Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Democracy and Human Rights on the National Security Council. Most recently, she was Senior Director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy. Ms. Kalathil has served as a fellow and associate within 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. She holds an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Ms. Kalathil is a member of the International Coalition for Democratic Renewal.