Dr. Sanjeev Khagram (Moderator)

John Parke Young Professor of Global Political Economy, Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California

Dr. Khagram is currently the John Parke Young Professor of Global Political Economy, Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. He was previously Professor of Public Affairs and International Studies at the University of Washington. From 2008-2010, he held the Wyss Visiting Professorship at the Harvard Business School. Khagram was an Associate (and Assistant) Professor Harvard Univerity’s JFK School of Government and Visiting Professor at Stanford University’s Institute of International Studies between 1998-2005. He has also held visiting appointments at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India), Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore), University of Cape Town (South Africa), University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and Viadrina-Humboldt School of Governance (Germany). 

Dr. Khagram most recently led the establishment of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the International Open Data Charter.  He also founded and was the architect of the Multi-Stakeholder Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT) from 2011-2014.  He was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and was lead author of the UN Secretary General’s Report on the Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis on the Poor (Voices of the Vulnerable) in 2009.