Sharinee L. Jagtiani is a senior officer for AI and democracy at GMF Tech. Her work centers on emerging technologies and their impact on democratic processes, with a particular focus on AI and digital infrastructure. Jagtiani plays a key role in GMF Tech’s work on piloting content authenticity technologies for the 2024 election cycle and examining China’s technology influence in Europe.

Previously, Jagtiani worked at the Hasso Platner Institute for Digital Engineering at the University of Potsdam, where she served as a postdoctoral fellow producing scholarship and policy recommendations on global technology governance, cloud computing, and digital public infrastructure. She has a PhD in international relations from the University of Oxford, where her thesis examined rising powers and their claims to great power status, with a focus on India.

Through her ten years of experience working in academia and think tanks, including with the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London and Berlin, Sharinee has published extensively on Asia-Pacific security, European security, and the US-China strategic rivalry.

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