Distinguished Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins
Alec Ross is a distinguished visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins University.
Previously, Ross served for four years as senior advisor for innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He also served as the convener for the technology, media, and telecommunications policy committee on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and then worked on the Obama-Biden presidential transition team. In 2000, Ross and three colleagues co-founded the technology-focused non-profit organization One Economy.
Ross began his career as a sixth grade teacher in Baltimore through the Teach for American program.
He is the author of The Industries of the Future and his writing has appeared in academic publications including the Johns Hopkins SAIS Review of International Affairs and the NATO Review. Ross has been named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine and he received the U.S. Department of State Distinguished Honor Award.