Jason Pielemeier

Policy Director, Global Network Initiative

As Policy Director, Jason Pielemeier works with GNI’s diverse membership of leading information and communication technology companies, academics, civil society organizations, and investors to develop and articulate policy positions on freedom of expression and privacy. Jason engages regularly with policy makers and other stakeholders from around the world on technology policy and regulation. 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.