Isa Mirza

Policy Advisor - Washington, D.C.

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Isa Mirza advises governments, corporations, and civil society organizations on a range of federal legislative and regulatory matters. To advance these matters, he regularly represents clients before Congress, the Department of State, and Washington-based public policy centers.

For the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility practice, Isa’s work focuses on the intersection between natural resource extraction and compliance with international human rights law and standards. He specializes in the self-determination and land rights of indigenous groups in disputed territories, implementation of international and domestic legislation to protect workers’ rights in global supply chains, and advocating for political dissidents and journalists who are the target of retaliatory actions by governments. As part of these efforts, Isa authors long-form research reports and conducts in-country fieldwork assessments on human rights developments in Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.

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  • University of Cambridge, M.Phil., Political Economy
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, Yale Fox International Fellow
  • Yale University, B.A., Political Science


English, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic

  • "The Long, Winding Path to Medicare Physician Payment Reform", (March 7,2014)
  • The Provision of Information Services in a New Political Economy: A Case Study from Hyderabad, India, Journal of Contemporary Asia 43(1): 148-172 (Winter 2013)
  • Looking at Research on Bt Cotton in Southern India, International Affairs Journal at UC Davis 4(2): 9-15 (Winter 2008)

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  • Yale Fox International Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2008-2009
  • U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholar of Arabic, Morocco, 2008


  • Chairman of the Board, The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens
  • CoChair, The D.C. Reentry Task Force
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