Five Stanford scholars named to Biden-Harris agency review teams

Colin Kahl
Colin Kahl

Five Stanford scholars have been named to the Biden-Harris agency review teams.

These teams inform the new administration about how federal agencies and departments operate and play a crucial role in the presidential transition process.

The five Stanford scholars who are conducting this work in a personal capacity and are classified by the Biden-Harris Transition Team as volunteers are:

LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emeritus, is the team lead of the agency reviewing the Department of Education. This team will also review the Corporation for National and Community Service.

COLIN KAHL, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, is on the team reviewing the National Security Council. This team will also review the Homeland Security Council, the National Space Council and the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.

PAM KARLAN, the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford Law School, is a member of the team reviewing the Department of Justice. This team will also review the Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the Commission on Civil Rights, the National Council on Disability, the United States Access Board, AbilityOne, the State Justice Institute and the Legal Services Corporation.

ARUN MAJUMDAR, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, is the team lead of the agency team reviewing the Department of Energy. That team will also review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

RAMIN TOLOUI, the Tad and Dianne Taube Policy Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, is on the team reviewing the Department of State.

“These teams are composed of highly experienced and talented professionals with deep backgrounds in crucial policy areas across the federal government,” the Biden-Harris transition website describes. “The teams have been crafted to ensure they not only reflect the values and priorities of the incoming administration, but reflect the diversity of perspectives crucial for addressing America’s most urgent and complex challenges.”

Read more on the Biden-Harris transition website.