Sarvenaz Bakhtiar

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Sarvenaz Bakhtiar is the Director of Operations and Strategic Development at the Reiss Center on Law and Security, a non-partisan multidisciplinary research institute at NYU School of Law. In that capacity, Ms. Bakhtiar oversees the operations and administration of the Center and works closely with Center and Law School leadership, advising the Center’s executive team and stakeholders on strategic decisions. She was instrumental in the development and founding of the Center for Cybersecurity, an interdisciplinary research institute housed both at NYU School of Law and at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering.  She manages the ongoing collaborative efforts between both centers. Previously, she helped launch NYU’s innovative, cross-disciplinary master’s degree program in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy. Ms. Bakhtiar holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Westminster, London, where she studied at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, and a BA in Government and International Politics from George Mason University.