Panthea Lee - RSA

Panthea Lee

Panthea Lee is an RSA US trustee. 

Panthea Lee is co-founder and Executive Director of Reboot. She is passionate about building transformative coalitions between communities, activists, movements, and institutions to tackle structural inequity—and working with cultural institutions to build momentum for courageous change.

Panthea is a pioneer in designing and guiding multi-stakeholder processes to address complex social challenges, with experience doing so in 30+ countries, with partners including CIVICUS, UNDP, Wikimedia Foundation, and many governments. The global co-design processes she’s led have resulted in the launch of bold new efforts to protect human rights defenders, tackle public sector corruption, strengthen participatory democracy, advance equity in the open knowledge movement, reform leading international agencies, and drive innovation in independent media.

Her work has been featured by Al Jazeera, Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, Fast Company, New York Times, MIT Innovations Journal, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Panthea is an advisor to the OECD Network on Innovative Citizen Participation, the World Economic Forum Partnering with Civil Society initiative, and Greenpeace. She serves on the boards of RSA US, Development Gateway, and People Powered: The Global Hub for Participatory Democracy.


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