Kalli Giannelos holds a PhD in social sciences (EHESS, Paris) on the 2005 UNESCO Convention (protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions) and has an interdisciplinary background in moral and political philosophy, arts, culture and innovation. She is an Onassis Foundation alumna, a graduate of Sciences Po Paris (MA in Arts and Political Science), Paris-1 University (MRes in Philosophy) and Paris-Sorbonne University (MRes in Musicology), and a trained musician. She has worked in international cultural cooperation (ICOM; UNESCO) on intercultural dialogue, cultural heritage preservation, and education projects. She has also worked on the comparative analysis of innovation ecosystems at international level (MINES ParisTech), as well as on participatory democracy projects. As a researcher she has worked on innovation ethics, participatory democracy, and media ethics. She is currently an Associate Researcher at Sciences Po's Center for Political Research. She has coauthored the book "Responsive Ethics and Participation: Science, Technology and Democracy" (John Wiley & Sons/ISTE, 2022). Kalli is also Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.