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Our Staff & Fellows

As well as writing reports and on our Flashpoint Blog, ASP Fellows and Professional Staff are available for on-the-record discussions and on-air appearances.

To reach our experts, please contact our Press Office:  (202) 347-4267 or press@americansecurityproject.org

ASP’s Adjunct Fellows are not located at ASP’s Washington, DC office. ASP does not forward U.S. mail to adjunct fellows.

Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.)
Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.)

Chief Executive Officer

Expertise: Military and Defense Issues, National Security Strategy

BGen Stephen Cheney USMC(Ret) is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Security Project (ASP) and a member of the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Po... More

Paul W. Hamill
Paul W. Hamill

Director of Strategy and Communications

Expertise: Communications Strategy, Communications Research and Analysis, National Security Communications Planning, Public Policy and Influence Campaigns

Paul Hamill is the Director of Strategy and Communications for the American Security Project (ASP), and a leading political & national security policy and communications stra... More

Andrew Holland
Andrew Holland

Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate

Expertise:Energy, Climate Change, and Infrastructure Policy

Andrew Holland is the American Security Project’s Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate. He is a Washington-based expert on energy, climate change, and infrastructure policy. He works at ... More

Terri S. Lodge
Terri S. Lodge

Director, Nuclear Security

Expertise: Nuclear, Nonproliferation, Iran, North Korea, Arms Control

Terri Lodge is the American Security Project’s Director for Nuclear Security.  She is Washington-based expert on nuclear issues, including arms control, Iran, North Korea and national security politics.  She has over thirty years of experience working at the center of nuclear security and congressiona... More

Matthew Wallin
Matthew Wallin

Fellow & Office Manager

Expertise:  Public diplomacy, military history, national security policy, nuclear security, international conflict

A Los Angeles native, Matthew completed his Masters in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California in 2010. While at USC, his studies focused on the public diplomacy implications of military conflict, and viral communication by non-state actors.... More

Porter Brockway
Porter Brockway

Events Coordinator

Expertise: Event Planning, Social Media, Climate Change, Energy, and National Security

Joining ASP in December 2013, Mr. Brockway was hired on as the Events Coordinator to handle the planning and logistics of the National Security & Climate Change National Tour. His main responsibilities include reserving venues, coordinating meetings, planning and booking of travel arrangements... More

Hidetoshi Azuma

Energy Security Research Intern

Expertise: Geopolitics of Asia-Pacific and Japan, East and South China Sea Disputes, Japanese Foreign and Military policy, Asian Energy Security

Hidetoshi Azuma is an Energy Security intern at the American Security Project, focusing on US-Russian energy competition in Northeast Asia. He is a 1st year Security Policy Studies MA student at the Elliott School of Internat... More

Marylin Cariño
Marylin Cariño

Research Intern

Expertise: Nuclear Security and Public Health

Originally from the Philippine islands, Marylin holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba in Canada, with a Major in Biochemistry and a Minor in Classics. During her undergraduate studies, she mainly focused on Materials Chemistry, but held an active interest in Nuclear Physics. She is currently a Master of Public Health... More

Sophia Dahodwala
Sophia Dahodwala

Research Intern

Expertise: International Security, Persian Gulf and Afghanistan-Pakistan geopolitics, Hazards and Disasters, US Foreign Policy

Sophia is the Development and National Security research intern for ASP. She is a senior in the Elliott School of International Affairs, pursuing B.A.s in Security Policy and Geography. Sophia’s studies have focused on US foreign pol... More

Albert James DeGarmo
Albert James DeGarmo

Research Intern

Expertise: Energy, Climate Security, Arctic initiatives, and Canadian Affairs

Texas raised, Albert moved to Washington D.C. to attend American University and is currently in his second year of his Master’s program, Global Governance Politics and Security. Albert spent his first year in D.C. Interning in country and abroad with the U.S. State Department, specifically focusing on envi... More

Maggie Feldman-Piltch
Maggie Feldman-Piltch

Research Intern

Expertise: Economic Analysis of Law, Governance, Human Rights

Maggie Feldman-Piltch is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University where she completed an independently designed major in Theories of Ethics in Capitalism and earned Honors in General Scholarship for her senior thesis entitled “The Human Rights Obligations of States and Firms: An Economic Analysis of Law.” She is passiona... More

Giancarlo Lima
Giancarlo Lima

Research Intern

Expertise: International Security, U.S. Counterterrorism Policy, Middle East Politics

A recent graduate from the University of Amsterdam with a MSc. in International Relations, Giancarlo Lima comes to ASP with a focus on international security and the Middle East. His Master’s thesis examined the juridical structure of U.S. counterterrorism policy in Yemen under the Obama administrat... More

Caroline Julia von Wurden
Caroline Julia von Wurden

Research Intern

Expertise: Fusion Energy, Climate and Energy Security

Caroline is a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and is originally from Los Alamos, New Mexico. She received a B.A. in physics and has published seven scientific papers on her research at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the ALPHA Antihydrogen Collaboration at UC Berkeley. During her undergraduate career s... More