Zhenye (Ryan) Pan is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) with a specialization in Technology, Media, and Communications. His research focuses on artificial intelligence, disinformation, digital economy, technology and multilateral organizations, and human rights in the tech sector. Previously, he was a fellow at Ayadee Foundation with a focus on the intersections of human rights and emerging technologies including blockchain, DAO, and NFT.
Currently, he works as a UN Advocacy consultant at Access Now, a global human rights organization defending and extending digital rights of at-risk users around the world. He is also an editor for Columbia’s Journal of International Affairs. Ryan is multilingual and passionate about languages. He speaks Chinese, English and is intermediate in French. And he just began studying German last year.