Sahil Shah is a Policy Fellow at the European Leadership Network (ELN). In his role at the ELN, Sahil advises senior US, European, and other government stakeholders on reducing strategic and nuclear risks and convenes international security dialogues. He leads the organization’s efforts to strengthen nuclear and regional diplomacy with Iran and advises on other key areas of ELN engagement on non-proliferation, disarmament, and arms control issues.
Separately, Sahil is also a Policy and Outreach Consultant to the Office of the Executive Secretary at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and a Policy Advisor to the Institute for Security and Technology (IST) on its CATALINK project. He was recently named the 2021 Gorbachev-Shultz Voices Youth Awardee, and he is also part of the inaugural class of 2021 Aspen Strategy Group Rising Leaders. Over the last decade, Sahil has worked closely with former US Secretary of Defense William J. Perry as a member of the Perry Project Advisory Board, supported the Nuclear Security Project at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), co-directed the Stanford US-Russia Forum (SURF), and helped create and chaired the CTBTO Youth Group (CYG).
Sahil’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, POLITICO, Foreign Policy, and more, and he regularly comments on security and defense issues to global media outlets. He received a Master of Philosophy in International Relations and Politics as the Dorothy Bender Scholar to the University of Cambridge after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from The George Washington University.