Jay Wise joined USIP from the National Security Council, where he served as director for Pakistan since January 2016. Prior to that, he worked for the Department of Defense on Afghanistan and Pakistan and counterterrorism issues, including serving as a director for Pakistan in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has deployed several times for the Department of Defense, including most recently to Afghanistan as a senior advisor in 2014-2015. His fellowship project focuses on the role of modern and emerging technology in advancing transparency arrangements and confidence building in South Asia. He has an extensive background in South Asia security and counterterrorism issues. Jay received an MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University in 2002 and a BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1996.