Karthick Ramakrishnan is professor of public policy at the University of California, Riverside and co-founder of California 100, an ambitious two-year initiative and the first of its kind in the United States to engage with hundreds of policy makers, research institutes, community organisations, young leaders, and an intergenerational council advising on 15 major areas of topic interest.
Ramakrishnan adds to SOIF’s global leadership in the field of intergenerational fairness (IGF) assessments and in the deployment of toolkits that strengthen the strategy work of leaders in government agencies and community organisations.
Ramakrishnan is also founder of AAPI Data, a leading publisher of demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. He also serves as president of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni and on the Boards of The California Endowment, the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee (NAC), and the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P). Ramakrishnan also served as chair of the California Commission on APIA Affairs for 6 years, founded and led the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside for 6 years, and founded and led for 3 years the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, an official section journal of the American Political Science Association.
Ramakrishnan has published many articles and 7 books, including most recently, Citizenship Reimagined (Cambridge, 2020) and Framing Immigrants (Russell Sage, 2016), and has written dozens of opeds and has appeared in nearly 3,000 news stories. Ramakrishnan was named to the Frederick Douglass 200 and is currently working on projects related to equitable futures and innovative governance. He holds a BA in international relations from Brown University and a PhD in politics from Princeton.