About me

Kamesh Shekar

I am Kamesh Shekar from India. I am a Senior Research Associate at The Dialogue and a Fellow at The Internet Society. The synergy between tech, social media and policy is what I care about a lot.

I hold a PGP in Public Policy from Takshashila Institution, MA in media and cultural studies and BA in Social Sciences from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Research Interest

  • Intermediary liability
  • Safe harbour
  • Issue of mis/disinformation on social media
  • AI in media
  • Data protection

Education

PGP, Public Policy, Takshashila Institution, Bangalore, India, January 2021 – January 2022 

Obtained 3.6 (C.G.P.A), “A” (G.P.A grade point)

M.A., Media and Cultural Studies, School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, May 2016 – May 2018 

– Obtained 6.9 (G.P.A) 

B.A., Social Sciences, School of Rural Development, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur, India, May 2013 – May 2016 

Obtained 8.4 (G.P.A). Dissertation 9.3 (G.P.A) 

Position

Fellow, The Internet Society, United States, January 2022 – Present

The Internet Society supports and promotes the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society.

Senior Research Associate, The Dialogue, New Delhi, September 2021 – Present

The Dialogue is an emerging research and public-policy think-tank. We create coherent public policy discourse in India to solve unique problems which arise as a result of rapid technological advancements in the 21st century.

Communications Associate, Dvara Research Foundation, Chennai, August 2018 – August 2021 

Dvara Research is a financial systems policy research institution in India with a mission to ensure that every individual and every enterprise has complete access to financial services.