Jason Pielemeier

Jason Pielemeier

Policy Director
Global Network Initiative

As Policy Director, Jason works with GNI’s diverse membership of leading Internet and telecom companies, human rights organizations, academics, and investors to develop and advocate for policy positions in support of freedom of expression and privacy online.

Jason joined GNI after seven years in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy and Human Rights (DRL), initially as a Special Advisor on national security and human rights and then as Head of the Internet Freedom, Business, and Human Rights team.  Before joining the State Department, he worked as a law clerk for the Hon. Raymond Dearie and as an attorney in private practice in New York.  Earlier in his career, Jason worked with indigenous communities in Guatemala on land tenure and conservations issues, initially as a Peace Corps Volunteer and then as the country director of a USAID-funded project. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and struggles to retain some proficiency in Maya-Q’eqchi’.

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