Var Shankar is the Director of Policy at the Responsible AI Institute. An attorney by background, Var is passionate about the development of AI standards and regulations that are grounded in shared human values. He is a Co-Instructor of Kaggle’s Intro to AI Ethics course. Var is a member of the AI Certification Working Group convened by the World Economic Forum’s Global AI Action Alliance. He previously worked on the Clinton Global Initiative and practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Duke University.