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Emma Sky

Co-founder and Co-host of the Good Society Forum


Emma Sky OBE is Director of Yale World Fellows and a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute, where she teaches Middle East politics and Global Affairs. She is the author of The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq (2015) and In a Time of Monsters: Travelling in a Middle East in Revolt (2019). Emma served as advisor to the Commanding General of US Forces in Iraq; as advisor to the Commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan; as advisor to the US Security Co-ordinator for the Middle East Peace Process; and as Governorate Co-ordinator of Kirkuk for the Coalition Provisional Authority.

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Nizam Uddin

Co-founder and Co-host of the Good Society Forum

Nizam Uddin OBE is a global advocate for social mobility and community integration, focusing on overcoming the societal and economic challenges that prevent minority communities from fulfilling their potential, and is formerly the Senior Head of Mosaic and Community Integration at The Prince’s Trust. Nizam is a 2019 Greenberg Yale World Fellow and a 2019 US State Department International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP). Nizam is currently a Trustee of SOAS, University of London; a Trustee of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK; a Trustee of Belong - the UK's Cohesion and Integration Network (COIN); and a member of the Mayor of London’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Advisory Group. He holds an MA in Public Policy from King’s College London.   

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Tiffany Chan

Managing Director


Tiffany Chan is currently an M.A. student at Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She is interested in energy and infrastructure in Central Asia and their geopolitical implications. Prior to joining the Jackson Institute, she worked at Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment, an interdisciplinary center that researches China’s climate change issues and provides science-based policy advice to Chinese practitioners. 

Tiffany has native fluency in Mandarin and Cantonese, and is proficient in Russian. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rochester, majoring in political science and Russian studies. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Cambodia, interned in the office of Lithuanian Member of European Parliament Justas Paleckis in Brussels, and co-founded a student group that helps resettled refugees establish new lives in Rochester.

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Juan Carlos Salamanca

Director, Fellowships


Juan Carlos Salamanca is currently an M.A. student at Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He is focussed on how new information technologies have impacted societies and the global community with a particular interest in tech policy and regulation, privacy, data governance and management, online content moderation and disinformation. He is a Fulbright Grantee and a student fellow at the YLS Information Society Project.

Prior to Yale, Juan Carlos worked as a consultant in his native Mexico advising governments and multinational companies on international trade and foreign investment, and subsequently as a lawyer at a boutique law firm specialising in personal data protection and ICTs law. He graduated with a B.A. in Law from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in 2016 with highest honors. His thesis about the impact of Big Data on the right to privacy was recognized as the best of its program by the Ex ITAM Research Award. At ITAM, he was editor-in-chief of the student journal “El Supuesto” and co-founder of the cultural magazine “El Obelisco”. 


Muriel Wang

Director, Communications and Community

Muriel Wang is a recent graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in Global Affairs with the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She is from Singapore, and has lived in Shanghai, Boston, and Concord (New Hampshire). She has a particular interest in studying challenges facing young democracies and Southeast Asian politics. Her senior capstone project focused on avenues for post-genocide reconciliation for the Yazidi community in Iraq.

At Yale, she was the President of the Yale International Relations Association, Senior Presenter at the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and a student tour guide and curator at the Yale Center for British Art. She has worked in the museum space, in political risk consulting, and is now a legal and compliance analyst at Morgan Stanley based in New York City.

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