Raji Jagadeesan


    Raji Jagadeesan
    Associate Dean, China Initiatives, NYU Stern

    Raji Jagadeesan is Associate Dean for China Initiatives at the NYU Stern School of Business, where she oversees NYU Stern's engagement and partnership strategy in China, particularly in the economics and capital markets policy space. She has spent her career working at the intersection of high-impact public policy endeavors and broader business and civil society efforts.

    Ms. Jagadeesan joined NYU Stern from the U.S. Department of Treasury, where she was Managing Director for China Operations. In that role, Ms. Jagadeesan directed Treasury's strategy and execution of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the U.S. government's highest-level engagement mechanism with the Chinese government. She also created and oversaw external outreach strategies to U.S. corporate leaders from the high-tech, manufacturing, and banking industries on U.S.-China policies related to trade, currency, and U.S. job growth. Ms. Jagadeesan also served at the U.S. Department of Treasury as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for International Affairs. In that capacity, she served as primary counsel for the incoming Administration leadership on bilateral policy initiatives towards China and India and multilateral policy formation related to the G20, IMF, and World Bank.

    Prior to her time at Treasury, Ms. Jagadeesan was at the Brookings Institution, where she served as Chief of Staff of the Global Economy and Development program. She helped create and launch this new research division, where she directed strategic planning, global scholar recruiting, and international expansion initiatives. She also oversaw the fundraising, public outreach, and finance teams within the division. Ms. Jagadeesan began her career in the private sector at IBM Business Consulting Services and Unisys, where she managed strategic planning and IT consulting projects for a mix of private-sector and public-sector clients.

    She received her master's in public policy from Harvard University in 1996 and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.