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Michael DeLuca (2021)

United States of America

New York University


Michael DeLuca works at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He assists in the investigation and prosecution of terrorism and national security matters, including three terrorist attacks in New York City. As an undergraduate, he studied Politics and Mandarin Chinese, researched a thesis on American and Chinese investment in Africa, and led New York University’s College Democrats. He completed a semester at NYU Shanghai and a State Department Critical Language Scholarship in Dalian. He intends to become a lawyer focused on strengthening the rule of law in developing countries. Michael is from the United States.

Michael Shin (2019)

South Korea

Princeton University


Michael Shin is a senior at Princeton University majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Coming from a family of diplomats, he grew up mostly in the United States, China, and Jordan; this has provided him with the opportunity to work in the Office of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, serve as a South Korean Special Forces paratrooper and United Nations peacekeeper in Lebanon, and work at a global investment bank in New York. He is interested in the Middle Eastern-East Asian economic relationship, and hopes to leverage his background and Schwarzman experience to connect promising firms and industries from those regions to cross-border financing and expertise. Michael is 23 years old and from South Korea.

Michael Shum (2020)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public/Social Policy,Technology

Michael Shum majored in Computer Science and Engineering for his Bachelor's degree and concentrated in Artificial Intelligence for his Master's degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He grew up in Beijing before moving to Seattle at age 11. At MIT, Michael conducted research on reinforcement learning before working at a self-driving car startup, and now researches deep learning and dialogue at Salesforce in addition to working on his NLP startup. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Michael hopes to explore how leaders in policy can work together with technologists to change society for the better. Michael is 22 years old and from the United States.

Michael Thorburn (2021)


Simon Fraser University,York University


Michael Thorburn is a lawyer and community organizer. He holds a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and a bachelor's from Simon Fraser University. As a lawyer, Michael represents unionized workers and advises labour organizations. As a community organizer, Michael volunteers with the Citizen Empowerment Project—a not-for-profit focused on engaging underrepresented communities on national legal and policy issues. At law school Michael was elected Managing Editor of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. In addition to learning about China, Michael aims to study the intersection of technology and labour as a Schwarzman Scholar. Michael is from Canada.

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