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Jamie Merisotis

Jamie Merisotis

President & CEO, Lumina Foundation

Jamie Merisotis serves as president and CEO of Lumina Foundation since 2008. Previously, Merisotis served as co-founder and president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy. He is the author of widely acclaimed book “America Needs Talent,” named a Top 10 Business book of 2016 by Booklist, as well as “Human Work In the Age of Smart Machines.” His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Journal, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Washington Monthly, Huffington Post, Politico, Roll Call, and other publications. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Additionally, Merisotis has international experience as an advisor and consultant in southern Africa, the former Soviet Union, Europe, and other parts of the world.  

Authored Posts

  • Higher learning for a higher purpose: Fighting inequality in the ‘human work’ era

    COVID-19 has upended the global economy with astonishing speed and severity. Millions have had their work environments drastically changed,…

  • Post-COVID: Building the Better Education System That We’ve Long Needed


    “Don’t waste a crisis” is wise advice that can be hard to remember when you’re actually living through one.…

  • The Big Fix: Rethinking Education and Workforce

    Could a Department of Talent unify disconnected efforts to close workforce and educational gaps?