James Nelson

Director of Communications & Strategic Planning, Digital Trade & Data Governance Hub
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Jim was born and raised in Germany, where he earned his BA in History and MS in International Relations from the respective European divisions of the University of Maryland and Troy University. Upon coming to the US, he completed his Juris Doctor at the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. At Dickinson Law, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Penn State International Law Review. Prior to joining the DataGovHub at the Elliott School in 2019, he worked as a risk and security manager at Amazon Web Services, spent a dozen years at the FBI as an intelligence analyst, and practiced law in Pennsylvania.