Ben Raderstorf

Policy Advocate

Ben Raderstorf is a policy advocate at Protect Democracy. He helps direct policy and communications work around systemic threats to American democracy and writes If you can keep it, our weekly email briefing. He also contributes to Protect Democracy’s electoral reform work, aiming to rebuild U.S. democratic institutions to make them more resilient and sustainable. Before Protect Democracy, Ben was a non-resident fellow and associate at the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington-based think tank, where he worked to promote international cooperation and reform efforts strengthening democratic governance and combating corruption across the Americas. He has an MPP from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Harvard University. His writing has been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Foreign Affairs among others.