Molly Kinder is a senior advisor with New America's Future of Work team and the New America National Network. She is also on the faculty at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy, where she is teaching a graduate seminar on the social, economic, and policy implications of AI, and a fellow at Georgetown's Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation. Kinder is leading human-centered research on automation and work, including research on Uber drivers' motivation for—and constraints to—skills and opportunity.
Kinder has more than 15 years of experience in innovation, policy, research, and impact investing. Previously, Kinder was co-founder and vice president of a new $200 million social impact fund called the Global Innovation Fund. She served in the Obama administration as director in a new innovation program at USAID. Kinder directed agriculture and Europe policy at the ONE campaign and was deputy director for poverty at the Clinton Global Initiative. She directed the Center for Global Development's Pakistan initiative and co-authored the center's best-selling book, Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health, which is required reading in more than 60 universities. Kinder worked overseas in Liberia in the government of Africa's first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. In Pakistan, she worked for the World Bank on a half a trillion-dollar earthquake recovery loan program, and in India on a bottom-up study of rural poverty.
Kinder served as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Truman Security Fellow, and was ranked "Top 99 under 33" in foreign policy. Her media appearances include CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, USA Today, Time Magazine and the Boston Globe. Kinder is an alum of the University of Notre Dame and has an MPA/ID from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.