Michael Hanna is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law, focusing on Middle East politics. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation in New York, where his work focuses on international security, international law, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and South Asia. He served most recently as Director of Century’s International Working Group on Pakistan, chaired by Ambassador Thomas Pickering.
Prior to joining The Century Foundation, Hanna was a senior fellow at the International Human Rights Law Institute. From 1999 to 2004, he practiced corporate law with the New York law firm Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Fluent in Arabic, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Cairo University. He received a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review.