International Communication Division, American University
Shalini Venturelli is director and associate professor of the International Communication Division in the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, D.C. Her current research examines the international dimensions of the knowledge society and the global Internet.
She has conducted research on the social, cultural, political and economic challenges of global communications, including the development of information technology networks and the Internet. Venturelli is also an expert on European Union constitutional reform, a subject she has been following for more than a decade. She has delivered lectures, reports and recommendations for policy to international organizations and governments worldwide, particularly in the European Union, the World Bank, the United Nations, the OECD, and NGOs in North America, South Asia and East Asia.
Venturelli received a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.S. from Illinois State University.
Last Updated: September 8, 2017