Lorelei Kelly

Democracy for the 21st century

Lorelei Kelly is an expert on building inclusive and informed democratic systems. She leads the Resilient Democracy Coalition (RDC) and is based at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University. The coalition assesses how data, technology and new engagement methods can help build a more resilient democracy, specifically focused on Congress. Lorelei used to lead the Smart Congress initiative with the Open Technology Institute at New America. She was also at the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation. A civil-military expert, she has spent a decade leading “Security for a New Century” a bipartisan study group in the House and Senate, partnered with the Henry L. Stimson Center. Lorelei has worked with hundreds of women candidates across the USA– creating and communicating national security platforms that reflect the needs of a rapidly changing world. She attended Grinnell College, Stanford University and the Air Command and Staff College of the US Air Force. She has co authored two books and numerous articles, all free and online.