Shari Cohen

Director, Fellows Program

Demos - A Network for Ideas & Action
Shari brings to her position at Demos her expertise on public intellectuals, leadership and values. Since 2003 she has had her own consulting practice doing policy analysis, leadership development and executive coaching for clients such as the World Bank, Carnegie Corporation, Charney Research, and SHARE. Prior to that Shari was the founding director of the Jewish Public Forum, the think tank wing of CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership), a leadership training institute. In her position at CLAL she built an interdisciplinary seminar and research program on the future of religion, ethnicity, civic engagement and social change. Her book, Politics Without a Past (Duke University Press, 1999) is about leadership and civil society in post-communist transitions. She has also written on public scholarship and technology. She has a BA from Cornell University, a PhD in political science from University of California, Berkeley, and taught there and at Wellesley College.

Focus: Education, Ethics, Technology, United States, Americas

Last Updated: Sep 04, 2007

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