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Preeta Bansal has had a lifelong passion for service, which for the first half of her life took the form of public service. It is now finding expression in ServiceSpace, an ecosystem in which she is a global anchor and full-time volunteer. After a long career scaling the heights of external and institutional power, she has spent much of the last decade deeply plumbing depths of being for the source of internal power, using ancient meditation and embodied wisdom tools and practices, as well as drawing from network science, physics and biology, and the role of new technologies in amplifying small shifts in behavior and consciousness. Her prior roles include serving as a General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the Obama White House, Solicitor General of the State of New York, partner and practice chair at Skadden Arps (a leading corporate law firm in New York City), global general counsel in London for one of the world’s largest banks, a US diplomat and Chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, and law clerk to US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. She has advised on the drafting of the constitutions of Iraq and Afghanistan, and was a committee chair of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships focusing on poverty and inequality in America. In recent years Preeta has relocated to her hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska and in her current work she bridges diverse sectors (public, private, philanthropic, academic, and voluntary), helping pioneer a new approach to community building that is powered by inside-out transformation. After a lifetime of living in the high-rises of Manhattan and the stratospheres of the mind, she is also literally "regrounding" and re-rooting by reconnecting to land and earth in the American heartland and in the land of her heart. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an independent corporate director of Nelnet, Inc. (NYSE: NNI), as well as a board member of the Lincoln Community Foundation and an Advisory Board member of the Johnny Carson Center for the Emerging Media Arts, among many other roles. She is also a budding gardener/farmer. Preeta is a 2009 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.