Peter Tozzi is a research intern for the American Council on Women Peace and Security. He is an undergraduate student at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He plans to major in National Security and Foreign Affairs and minor in Asian Studies, with a particular focus on China and Taiwan. He has relative fluency in Mandarin.
Mr. Tozzi was a member of Virginia Tech’s First Year Leadership Experience (FLEX), a program focused on developing student leadership skills and working towards a final capstone project aimed at ameliorating a concern on campus or in the New River Valley community. His capstone project addressed campus accessibility for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities. Peter is an active member of the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry, attending weekly bible studies and volunteering for various events.
At the ACWPS, Peter is conducting research for a paper on the Uyghurs. The work will examine human rights violations against Uyghur people committed by the Chinese Communist Party. Its particular focus is on abuses against Uyghur women and children.