Jeremy Rotblat is a member of Princeton’s class of 2017 from Cherry Hill, New Jersey concentrating in the Department of Near Eastern Studies with plans of obtaining certificates in Persian and Arabic Language and Culture as well as African Studies. His interest in international development primarily began after his participation in Princeton’s Bridge Year Program, in which he spent 9 months living and volunteering in Senegal. He is deeply interested in the intersection of politics and religion in Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia. Having recently spent summers in Jordan and Tajikistan, he avidly enjoys studying Arabic and Persian in addition to French. He is excited to be interning at ISS and hopes to learn more about the issues of governance reform and state stability.