David Pozen is the Knight Institute’s inaugural visiting scholar. Since 2012, he has been a professor of law at Columbia Law School. Prior to that, he served as a special assistant to U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee and as a special advisor to Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh at the Department of State. He was also a law clerk to Judge Merrick Garland on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and to Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. An internationally recognized scholar of information law and constitutional law, Pozen has written widely on subjects such as government secrecy, privacy theory, civil disobedience, and the separation of powers. His current academic projects include a study of the changing politics of transparency regulation.