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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

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

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

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

Riza Kumar
Riza Kumar

Middle East Security Research Intern

Expertise: Middle Eastern Politics, Islamic Law and Governance, South Asian History, and Feminist Theory

Riza Kumar is a recent graduate of UCLA, where she majored in Political Science and Gender Studies. Before joining ASP, she interned with the National... More

Steven Eisen
Steven Eisen

Energy and Climate Security Intern

Expertise: Energy, Resources and Environment, Nuclear Power, Non-Proliferation and Korean Relations

Steven Eisen is a current Master’s candidate at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies concentrating in Energy, Resources & Environm... More

Mahmood Abu-Rubieh
Mahmood Abu-Rubieh

Middle East and North Africa Research Intern

Expertise: The Middle East and Security Policy

Mahmood Abu-Rubieh is a rising junior at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he is majoring in international affairs with a regional concentration in the Middle East an... More

Clark Derrington
Clark Derrington

American Competitiveness Intern

Expertise: Economics, Trade, Economic Diplomacy

Clark Derrington is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he majored in History with a minor in Economics while being a leader of several student organizations. Next year, ... More

Sophie Shafer-Landau
Sophie Shafer-Landau

External Relations Intern

Expertise: External relations, media and congressional relations


Sophie Shafer-Landau
is a rising junior at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she is majoring in diplomacy and world affairs. Before joining ASP’s team for media and ex... More

William Furlow

Fusion Energy Intern

Expertise: Science Policy, Energy, Nuclear Fusion, Climate Change, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

William Furlow is a recent college graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler, where he majored in Biology. Before working at ASP, he worked at two research labs that are a part of the University of Texas system. These labs were at the University of Texas Health Sc... More