Michael Berg is a project assistant with the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center. Prior to joining the GeoTech Center, Berg was a young global professional at the Atlantic Council’s Forward Defense program. Berg is a graduate from the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University, where he graduated with a degree in international studies and education. His thesis focused on the relationship between world structure and support for US sanctions against Cuba. He has conducted additional research on democratization in Belarus and US nuclear policy. Before interning for the Atlantic Council, he was a high school teacher at Hudson High School. He is also a second-degree black belt, a referee for Amateur Athletic Union Karate, and an Eagle Scout.