Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center
Karman Lucero joined the Center in July 2018, after working for the Data & Society Research Institute and Microsoft’s US Government Affairs Office, where he focused on issues related to artificial intelligence law and policy, telecom law and policy, and criminal justice reform. He received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Editor-In-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Asian Law. As a law student, he studied Chinese administrative and judicial reform at Peking University, interned with the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Defense Team of Nuon Chea at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials, and also worked for a group of human rights lawyers in Nepal during the drafting of Nepal’s new Constitution. Prior to law school, he was a Teaching Fellow in Manghuai Township in Yunnan with Teach for China. Karman speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese.