Vivek Chilukuri

Vivek Chilukuri is the Senior Fellow and Program Director of the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. His work focuses on the responsible development and deployment of AI; U.S. technology leadership; and the intersection of technology, democracy, and geopolitics.

Before joining CNAS, Chilukuri served as a senior staff member for Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Chilukuri served as Bennet’s Senior Policy Advisor for Technology and Democracy, Deputy Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and Chief Speechwriter. During his tenure on Capitol Hill, Chilukuri worked on legislation to strengthen America’s technology competitiveness, promote responsible governance for digital platforms and emerging technologies like AI, and expand access to high-speed broadband through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Previously, Chilukuri served in the Department of State as a Policy Advisor to the Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, and as a Program Officer on the Middle East and North Africa team at the National Democratic Institute.

Chilukuri has published articles in TIME, Lawfare, Nikkei Asia, and The Messenger, and his analysis and commentary have been featured in The New York Times, NPR, BBC News, CBC News, and Business Insider.

Chilukuri received an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in international studies from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he graduated as a Robertson Scholar.