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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

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). He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has over 30 years experience as a Marine.  H... More

Paul W. Hamill
Paul W. Hamill

Chief Operating Officer and Director of External Affairs

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

Paul Hamill is the Chief Operating Officer and  Director of External Affairs for the American Security Project (ASP), and a leading political and national security commun... More

Terri S. Lodge
Terri S. Lodge

Director, Nuclear Security

Expertise: Nuclear issues including Iran, the nuclear stockpile, nuclear negotiations and national security legislative issues 

Ms. Lodge has over thirty years of substantive and legislative experience handling critical nuclear security issues.

 

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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 has over ... 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 responsibi... More

Adin Dobkin
Adin Dobkin

Government and Media Affairs Officer

Expertise: American Competitiveness, Military Capabilities, Governance

Adin is ASP’s Government and Media Affairs Officer. In his role, he briefs key members of government bodies, coordinates ASP’s efforts with nationally-recognized media outlets, and develops the political strategy behind ASP’s research efforts. His wor... More

Dan Day
Dan Day

Research Intern

Expertise: International Economics, Political Economy, Trade Issues

Dan is currently a graduate student at American University’s School of International Service (SIS) pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Affairs. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from La Salle University and was a member of the National Political Science Honors Society, Pi Sigma ... More

Victoria Burnside Clapp
Victoria Burnside Clapp

Research Intern

Expertise: Russian and Eastern European Relations

Victoria is a rising senior at Yale University, majoring in Russian and Eastern European Affairs.

This past semester, she completed a semester abroad in Russia at Moscow International University. In her time at Yale, she has worked as a staff photographer at the Yale Daily News and as an officer in the Yale Film Society. Most re... More

John Bugnacki
John Bugnacki

Research Intern

Expertise: Middle-Eastern Affairs, U.S. Diplomatic History and Policy, Asymmetric Operations, Islam

John is a rising senior at Providence College pursuing a B.A. in History with minors in Political Science and Modern Languages. His research and work has focused on the vital intersection be... More

Thomas Campbell
Thomas Campbell

Research Intern

Expertise: Public Diplomacy, International Politics, International Security

After being raised in Maryland, Thomas attended high school in Uganda where he interned with the Public Diplomacy Sector under the U.S. State Department. He is currently a rising junior in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University pursuing a major in International Politics with a concentration in International Security.

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Theresa Shaffer
Theresa Shaffer

Research Intern 

Expertise: Nuclear Security, Non-proliferation, Iran, North Korea, India & Pakistan, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Theresa is a recent graduate from the University of North Texas, and is originally from Buffalo, NY. She received a B.A. in French and a B.A. in International Studies... More

Kendall Strong
Kendall Strong

Research Intern

Expertise: Climate and Energy Security

Kendall is a rising senior at Virginia Tech studying for her B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in National Security. She is particularly interested in national security and energy policy.

She recently completed an internship with Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and has worked on various political campaigns during her time as an unde... More

Naman Jain
Naman Jain

Media and Government Relations Intern

Expertise: South Asia, Foreign Policy, International Security

I am originally from India and came to the U.S. for my undergraduate study. I graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. I am a Media and Government Relations intern at the American Security Project. I am interested in a variety of issue... 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

Alex Gupta
Alex Gupta

Research Intern

Expertise: Central Asia, South Asia

Alex was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1985 and attended high school at the Dunn School in Los Olivos, CA.  He then attended the University of Miami earning a major in Business Administration and a minor in International Studies.  Currently he is in his last year at the University of Miami School of Law.

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Colin Taylor
Colin Taylor

Research Intern

Expertise: Climate and Energy Security, African Affairs

Colin was born and raised in Springfield, Virginia just outside of Washington D.C. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and minoring in History at the College of William and Mary. At the College, Colin is the Director of Olympic Sports for Tribal Fever and an Associate Member Counselor to the Delta Chi Fraternity. ... More

Jeffrey D. Lloyd
Jeffrey D. Lloyd

Research Intern

Expertise: International Affairs, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt

As a recent graduate from James Madison University, Jeffrey Lloyd will be ASP’s Egyptian relations intern. At JMU Jeffrey studied international affairs with a concentration in the Middle East, and earned a minor in Ar... More

Justin Tolentino
Justin Tolentino

Research Intern

Expertise: Climate and Energy

Justin Tolentino was born in Providence, Rhode Island, but grew up in the Washington metropolitan area. He is an undergraduate student transferring from George Mason University to the University of Virginia for the fall term of 2014. Additionally, he is working towards a BA in Government. Currently, he is an intern focusing on Climate and Energy at the A... More