Tuomas Lihr is a Fulbright scholar pursuing an MA in Global Affairs at the Jackson Institute. Tuomas holds LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Helsinki with majors in international and EU law. During his studies, Tuomas received the University of Helsinki Alumni Association Scholarship for outstanding academic success and community activity. Most recently, he has worked at the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office in an expert body for improving the quality of legislative drafting and especially regulatory impact assessments. Prior to that, Tuomas spent a year at the European Ombudsman’s Office in Brussels, where his work mainly focused on promoting lobbying transparency in the EU institutions. He has previously also worked with protecting the rights of refugees and especially stateless persons at UNHCR’s Regional Representation for Northern Europe in Stockholm. Growing up, Tuomas won multiple Finnish national youth championships in badminton. At Yale, he plans to build skills in policy, economic and legal analysis with a view to advocating evidence-based and inclusive policy-making.