Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program
Vivek Chilukuri is the Senior Fellow and Program Director of the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. His work focuses on the responsible development and deployment of artificial intelligence; U.S. technology leadership; and the intersection of technology, democracy, and geopolitics.
Before joining CNAS, Chilukuri served as a senior staff member for Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Chilukuri served as Bennet’s Senior Policy Advisor for Technology and Democracy, Deputy Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and Chief Speechwriter. During his tenure on Capitol Hill, Chilukuri worked on legislation to strengthen America’s technology competitiveness, promote responsible governance for digital platforms and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, and expand access to high-speed broadband through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Previously, Chilukuri served in the Department of State as a Policy Advisor to the Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, and as a Program Officer on the Middle East and North Africa team at the National Democratic Institute.
Chilukuri received an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in international studies from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he graduated as a Robertson Scholar.
Recent Publications & News
NOTEWORTHY: Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence
By Paul Scharre, Vivek Chilukuri, Tim Fist, Bill Drexel, Josh Wallin, Hannah Kelley, Sam Howell, Michael Depp & Caleb Withers
ChinaTalk: AI Executive Order
By Jordan Schneider, Vivek Chilukuri, Tim Fist & Bill Drexel
CNAS Responds: White House Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence
By Paul Scharre, Vivek Chilukuri, Tim Fist, Josh Wallin, Bill Drexel, Sam Howell, Hannah Kelley & Michael Depp
Virtual Event | Taking Stock of the U.S. Bioeconomy: What's Working, What's Not, and What's Next
By Paul Scharre, Vivek Chilukuri, Tara O’Toole & Dr. Megan Palmer
CNAS Responds: Export Controls on China
By Paul Scharre, Emily Kilcrease, Vivek Chilukuri, Thomas Krueger, Tim Fist, Bill Drexel & Sam Howell