Senior Lawyer // MIT Media Lab
Preeta Bansal has spent more than 30 years in senior roles in government, global business, and corporate law practice – including as General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the Executive Office of the U.S. President (White House), partner of a leading corporate law firm in New York City, global general counsel in London for one of the world’s largest banks, and a US diplomat. She has advised on the drafting of the constitutions of Iraq and Afghanistan. As a lecturer and visiting scholar at MIT, she teaches on topics related to reclaiming human wisdom and authentic power in an age of artificial intelligence, exponential technology, and disrupted social and governance institutions. She also supports the growth of more conscious business practices for the benefit of all stakeholders. She is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and an independent corporate director of Nelnet, Inc. (NYSE: NNI), as well as a board member of the Lincoln Community Foundation and an Advisory Board member of the Johnny Carson Center for the Emerging Media Arts. Raised in Nebraska, she graduated from Lincoln East High School, Harvard College, and Harvard Law School.