Jason Pielemeier

Jason Pielemeier is Policy & Strategy Director at the Global Network Initiative (GNI).

In this role, he works with GNI’s diverse academic, civil society, corporate, and investor members to develop and articulate GNI’s policy positions, and engages with policymakers and other stakeholders to enhance protections for free expression and privacy globally.

Prior to joining GNI, Jason was a Special Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, where he led the Internet Freedom, Business, and Human Rights section in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. In that role, Jason worked with colleagues across the U.S. government, counterparts in other governments, and stakeholders around the world to promote responsible business conduct and protect human rights online.

Jason has a law degree from Yale Law School and is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Policy program. He lives in DC with his partner and children.