Visala Annamalai

Research Fellow, Model International Mobility Convention (MIMC); Columbia SIPA

Visalaakshi (Visala) Annamalai is a research assistant to Professor Michael Doyle at Columbia University and a research fellow at Carnegie Council, supporting the Model International Mobility Convention (MIMC) project. She is a Master's candidate at Columbia's School of International Public Affairs (SIPA), specializing in human rights and humanitarian policy and technology, media and communications. Annamalai also holds an undergraduate degree in law from India and a Master's degree in human rights and democratization from Thailand.

Prior to joining Columbia, she worked for UN Agencies such as the IOM and UNHCR on projects related to human mobility and development in Asia and the Pacific.