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John Bailey


Nonresident Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

John Bailey is a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, focusing on artificial intelligence, education, and innovation. With experience in government, philanthropy, and the private sector, he has worked on broadband expansion, technology, immigration, COVID-19 response, the future of work, and economic mobility. His government roles include special assistant to the president for domestic policy at the White House and deputy policy director to the US secretary of commerce, contributing to the first national pandemic preparedness strategy and policies on competitiveness and immigration reform. He was also director of educational technology at the US Department of Education and vice president for policy for Gov. Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education. A Pahara-Aspen Institute Fellow and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, he serves on the boards of Zearn Math, the Federation of American Scientists, and US Digital Response, and on advisory boards for Trustible, XPRIZE, and the Tech Talent Project. Bailey has advised four presidential campaigns and authored reports and book chapters on education and innovation. He holds a BA in international policy studies from Dickinson College and attended Harvard’s program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

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