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Research Assistants

Yang Liu

Yang Liu

Yang Liu is an LL.M. student at the Harvard Law School and, as of fall 2017, a Research Assistant at the HLS PILAC.

Chris Mirasola

Chris Mirasola

Chris Mirasola is in his first year of a joint JD/MPP program between the Harvard Law School and Kennedy School of Government. At PILAC, Chris is a Research Assistant for Professor Michael N. Schmitt, conducting research concerning targeting of war-sustaining capacities. 

Ariane Moss

Ariane Moss

A second-year J.D. student at Harvard Law School, Ariane Moss is also a Research Assistant at PILAC, she supports the Tallinn 2.0 Project, which focuses on the application of international law to cyber operations.

Alejandra Parra-Orlandoni

Alejandra Parra-Orlandoni

Alejandra Parra-Orlandoni is currently a third-year law student and is conducting research in support of PILAC’s Commanding Knowledge project. 

Danae Paterson

Danae Paterson

Danae Paterson is a second-year student at Harvard Law School. She has been a research assistant at PILAC since December 2014, contributing to its case studies portfolio.

Sasha Pippenger

Sasha Pippenger

In the fall of 2014, Sasha Pippenger became a research assistant at PILAC, focusing on the Goals of War and War’s End Project. 

Francesco Romani

Francesco Romani

Francesco Romani is a PILAC Research Assistant on the Goals of War and War’s End project.

Paras Shah

Paras Shah

As a Research Assistant at HLS PILAC, Paras Shah conducts research concerning “silence” and acquiescence in relation to international law pertaining to the use of force.

Pallav Shukla

Pallav Shukla

Pallav Shukla is currently an LL.M. candidate at Harvard Law School and a Research Assistant at PILAC, where he contributes to the Extraterritorial Use of Lethal Force Project

Svitlana Starosvit

Svitlana Starosvit

An S.J.D. student at Harvard Law School, Svitlana Starosvit became a Research Assistant at PILAC in the fall of 2014. At PILAC, she researches operations in which state actors have engaged in various forms of extraterritorial lethal force in situations not rising to the level of armed conflict. 

Jitka Vrtelova

Jitka Vrtelova

Jitka Vrtelova is an LL.M. candidate at Harvard Law School and a Research Assistant at PILAC supporting the Counterterrorism and Humanitarian Engagement Project.