Doug Calidas serves as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Americans for Responsible Innovation (ARI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to policy advocacy in the public interest, focused on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI). ARI’s mission is to help U.S. policymakers develop a thoughtful governance framework for rapidly advancing technologies that protects the public from harm while continuing to foster innovation, and Doug leads ARI’s policy development process and outreach to policymakers. Since 2022, Doug has also served as a Fellow with Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where his research focuses on how changing dynamics in geopolitics and U.S. domestic politics impact federal support for scientific research and high-tech manufacturing.