Michael Pizzi is an M.A. candidate at the Jackson Institute, and a J.D. candidate and Furman Public Policy Scholar at NYU Law. He focuses his studies on international relations, technology and law. While in graduate school, Mike is also a Research Fellow at United Nations Global Pulse in New York, where he works on data privacy and other tech policy issues. Before coming to Yale, he was a reporter in New York and the Middle East, including three years covering foreign affairs for Al Jazeera America. He later worked for a public international law firm that advises on Syria peace negotiations. Mike earned his B.A. from Williams College and was a Fulbright Research Fellow in Jordan. He speaks Arabic and has also lived in Lebanon, Syria and Turkey.