Ganesh Sitaraman

New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law and Director of the Program on Law and Government, Vanderbilt Law School

Ganesh Sitaraman is the New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law and Director of the Program on Law and Government at Vanderbilt Law School, where his current research focuses on constitutional, administrative, and foreign relations law. He also serves on the ACS board of academic advisors, and as the ACS faculty advisor at Vanderbilt. In 2017, Sitaraman was appointed to the ACS board of directors.

Sitaraman also served as Senator Elizabeth Warren‘s Policy Director during her successful campaign for the Senate, as her Senior Counsel in the Senate, and as an adviser to Warren when she was chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Assets Relief Program.

Sitaraman’s most recent book is “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic.” His previous book, “The Counterinsurgent‘s Constitution: Law in the Age of Small Wars” was awarded the 2013 Palmer Prize for Civil Liberties. He is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, principal of the Truman National Security Project, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Before joining Vanderbilt‘s law faculty, Sitaraman was the Public Law Fellow and a lecturer at Harvard Law School and a law clerk for the Hon. Stephen F. Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

An Eagle Scout and a Truman Scholar, he earned his B.A. in government magna cum laude at Harvard, a master‘s degree in political thought 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 of the Harvard Law Review.


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