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Preeta Bansal is CEO of Social Emergence Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation, and a Lecturer at MIT Media Lab. She has spent more than 30 years in senior roles in government, global business, and corporate law practice – as General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the Executive Office of the U.S. President (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. After a long career scaling the heights of external and institutional power, she has spent the last 6 years more deeply plumbing depths of being for the source of – and ancient tools for accessing – internal power, as well as studying network science and the role of emerging technologies in amplifying small shifts in behavior and consciousness. As a lecturer at MIT, she teaches on topics related to reclaiming human wisdom and authentic power in an age of artificial intelligence, exponential technology, and disrupted social and governance institutions. As a returnee to her hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, she holds space for community members using mindfulness tools and circles. 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. Preeta is a 2009 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.