Shailey Hingorani is a 2015 Open Society Presidential Fellow.
Shailey Hingorani, a recipient of the Fulbright scholarship, graduated in May 2015 with an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, where her focus was on international law, human rights, and policy analytics. She received an MA in political science from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, and a BA in journalism from the University of Delhi.
Hingorani’s previous work includes a 2014 summer fellowship at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, where she prepared briefings on Sustainable Development Goals and on new UN human rights instruments. Before joining the Harvard Kennedy School, she worked for two years as national coordinator for policy and advocacy at Save the Children, India, where she drafted and implemented national- and state-level advocacy strategies on health, nutrition, child labor and right to education issues. She also helped develop the organization’s strategic communications on the UN’s Post-2015 Development Agenda, and served as the organization’s representative to several child rights’ forums. Prior to this, Hingorani was a program manager for two years at the Centre for Legislative Research and Advocacy in New Delhi, where she trained civil society organizations on how to effectively penetrate the Indian legislative process to better advocate for Millennium Development Goals, access to medicines, sexual and reproductive rights, and right to education.
Hingorani has cofounded two civil society organizations: Satark Nagrik Sangathan (Citizen’s Vigilance Initiative), a citizen’s group that promotes transparency and accountability in government and encourages active participation of citizens in governance in India through the use of the Right to Information Act; and Youth Forum on Foreign Policy, an independent nonprofit initiative that connects young professionals to foreign policy practitioners in India.