Michael Scharff served as a senior research specialist at ISS from 2010-2013. He holds a bachelor's degree in Politics from Princeton University. Before joining ISS, he worked in Cambodia for the World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD), an organization based at Georgetown University. Michael has also worked in Uganda at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a global relief and development agency, and held internships at the White House and in the film industry in Hollywood, California. He serves on the advisory board of the Princeton in Africa program. Michael recently completed a masters of science degree in African Studies at the University of Oxford and is currently at the World Bank.