Shantanu Kamat

Shantanu Kamat

Newsletter Writer, Distinguished Fellow

Shantanu R. Kamat is an undergraduate student in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he plans to study political science, economics, and/or mathematics. He has lived his entire life in the Bay Area and graduated maxima cum laude from Saint Francis High School in Mountain View in 2021. Shantanu is particularly interested in international relations, terrorism, criminal justice, the study of capitalism, public choice theory, and the use of statistics to analyze elections and public opinion. He is considering attending law school after completing his undergraduate education. Shantanu has served as a research assistant to Ph.D. candidates at Stanford University and UC Berkeley in the subfields of international relations, security studies, and terrorism/insurgency. Prior to joining the Institute for Youth in Policy as a Summer Fellow (2022), he wrote for and edited his own politics and election analysis website Third Party Review ( and worked on a presidential campaign.

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