Anurima Bhargava

Anurima Bhargava

Leadership in Government Fellow, Open Society Foundations

Anurima Bhargava served as the Chief of the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2010-2016. At the DOJ, she led the enforcement of civil rights laws in schools, colleges and universities. She served on the White House Task Force to Prevent Campus Sexual Assault and the Supportive School Discipline Initiative. She previously served as Director of the Education Practice at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Anurima is currently serving as an inaugural Leadership in Government Fellow at the Open Society Foundations. Anurima earned her law degree from Columbia Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College. She is a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a Partner with the Truman National Security Project.