Nicholas Steele is an International Policy Institute Cybersecurity Policy Fellow. He is a Jackson School of International Studies B.A. of International Studies major. His research interests include the economics of information security, peer-to-peer network systems, cryptographic protocols, and digital civil liberties. He has experience living in China and is curious about how public policy effect freedom online. He is also interested in the development of the next generation programming languages, such as Rust, for better security and performance. Nicholas is a Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship recipient for study of Mandarin.