Assistant Professor Ganesh Sitaraman named senior fellow at Center for American Progress

Assistant Professor Ganesh Sitaraman

Ganesh Sitaraman, assistant professor of law, has been named a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a nonpartisan Washington, D.C.-based think tank. In his role at CAP, Sitaraman will focus on areas ranging from economics to national security.

Sitaraman, who joined Vanderbilt’s law faculty in 2011, served as policy director for the Elizabeth Warren for Senate campaign and then as senior counsel to Senator Warren (D-MA). He had previously served as an adviser to Warren when she was chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

As an assistant professor at Vanderbilt Law, Sitaraman focuses on issues in public law ranging from foreign relations and international law to domestic regulation and institutional design. Prior to joining Vanderbilt in 2011, Sitaraman was the public law fellow and a lecturer at Harvard Law School, as well as a law clerk for Judge Stephen F. Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

“We are pleased to welcome Ganesh Sitaraman as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress,” said Carmel Martin, CAP executive vice president for policy. “Ganesh’s extensive experience in issues pertaining to foreign relations and domestic policy—including his background in national security and financial regulations—makes him a versatile and invaluable addition to our team. As a senior fellow, Ganesh will be integral to the advancement of CAP’s work on multiple fronts, helping our organization develop and advocate policies that promote both economic and national security at home and abroad.”

Sitaraman has also been a research fellow at the Counterinsurgency Training Center – Afghanistan in Kabul and a visiting fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is the author of The Counterinsurgent‘s Constitution: Law in the Age of Small Wars (Oxford University Press, 2012) and has provided commentary on foreign and domestic policy in The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Boston Globe.

A Truman Scholar and an Eagle Scout, Sitaraman earned his A.B. in government magna cum laude at Harvard; a master’s degree in political thought and intellectual history from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was the Lionel de Jersey Harvard scholar; and his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor on the Harvard Law Review. He is a principal of the Truman National Security Project.