Subhodeep Jash

Subhodeep Jash was a 2019 India-U.S. Fellow at New America, where he focused on civic engagement that combines technology with active citizenship. He examined how this shapes the formation of new participatory regimes and its associated ethical implications. His background encompasses the intersection of research, advocacy, and government relations with a specific focus on tech and trade policy.

His intersectoral professional experience includes working on trade policy in the Office of the Chief Negotiator, WTO in the Ministry of Commerce, India, and managing regulatory and public affairs strategies for several US India Business Council (USIBC) member companies across a diverse clientele (including digital economy, retail and automobile sectors) at Dua Consulting. Jash has been a part of two interdisciplinary research projects at WZB Berlin Social Science Center within the global governance and internet policy research units. He was selected as one of 50 Young Shapers globally for Access Now’s RightsCon Toronto 2018 where he presented his work on a capstone thesis project on internet shutdowns in India. He has also published work about online content controls, India’s foreign policy, and digital transformation agenda.

Jash holds a master’s degree in public policy from Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and graduated with a bachelor of law and business administration from Symbiosis Law School in Pune, India. He has also completed the Young India Fellowship, a multidisciplinary postgraduate program in liberal arts from Ashoka University (partnered with University of Pennsylvania), on a full scholarship. In 2016, he was a youth ambassador to the 2041 Climate Force’s Antarctic expedition.