Ms. Shanthi Kalathil

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Shanthi Kalathil specializes in the political impact of information and communication technology (ICT). Her research focuses on the impact of ICT in authoritarian regimes, the global digital divide, and security issues in the information age.

Prior to joining the Endowment in 2000, she was a Hong Kong-based staff reporter for the Asian Wall Street Journal, where she covered Asian financial markets and Chinese market reform. She has written extensively on Hong Kong’s transition to Chinese rule and the 1997 Asian economic crisis. Kalathil is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Foreign Languages: Mandarin Chinese

Education: B.A., University of California at Berkeley; M.Sc., London School of Economics

Selected Publications: Open Networks, Closed Regimes: The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule, with Taylor C. Boas (Carnegie, 2003); “Community and Communalism in the Information Age,” Brown Journal of World Affairs (Spring 2002); “Chinese Media and the Information Revolution,” Harvard Asia Quarterly (Winter 2002)

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