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ASP’s Adjunct Fellows

ASP’s Adjunct Fellows are not located at ASP’s Washington, DC office. ASP does not forward U.S. mail to adjunct fellows. If you wish to reach an Adjunct Fellow, please send your inquiry to press@americansecurityproject.org

Chris Ajemian
Chris Ajemian

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise – U.S. foreign policy, clean energy, Asia, political military affairs, U.S. politics, nuclear nonproliferation, science and technology.

Chris Ajemian is an independent consultant in government affairs, policy and strategic marketing who specializes in U.S. foreign policy and... More

Jonathan Breed
Jonathan Breed

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Maritime security, politico/military affairs, climate change, undersea/submarine warfare, navigation, veteran issues, defense

Jonathan Breed is a veteran U.S. Naval Officer and... More

James R. Blaker, PhD
James R. Blaker, PhD

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise Defense Policy

Ph. D.

Formerly:

  • Senior Advisor to the Vice Chairman, JCS
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force
  • Personal Representative of the SecDef to MBFR negotiations
  • Director, Special Studies, Systems An... More
Hamilton Bean, Ph.D.
Hamilton Bean, Ph.D.

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Open source intelligence; U.S. intelligence culture; Intelligence outsourcing; national security rhetoric, strategy, and change; Public alerts and warnings

Hamilton is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver specializing in communication and security.

From 2001 to 2005, he served in management positions for a Washington, DC-based provider of an... More

David Bosley
David Bosley

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Digital Marketing and Strategy, Startup Consulting, Website Development and Mobile App Development.

David is the co-founder and digital strategist for NYC and Washington, D.C. based digital marketing company PBJ Marketing, David... More

Asha Castleberry
Asha Castleberry

A U.S. Army veteran, Asha recently completed a 30-month deployment in the Middle East.  Since the 2014 ISIL incursion in Iraq, she served for for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Kuwait.  From December 2012 to June 2014, Asha served as the Kuwait Desk Officer for International Military Affairs, U.S. Army Central. ... More

Peter Charles Choharis
Peter Charles Choharis

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise International Law, the Laws of War, Economic Development and Foreign Investment, Refugees, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Central Asia (including Pakistan), US policy in Iraq and Southeast Asia.

Peter Charles Choharis has nearly twenty years of litigati... More

Nick Cunningham
Nick Cunningham

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise:  Oil and Gas, Coal, Nuclear Power, Climate Change, Energy Policy, Geopolitics

Nick Cunningham is a freelance writer based in the DC area. He focuses on oil, gas, climate change, and the geopolitics of energy. His work regularly appears on OilPrice.com, The Christian Sci... More

Cedric Craig
Cedric Craig

Expertise: Climate change, next generation energy, environmental policy, communications

Cedric Craig is a communications and marketing specialist with a penchant for environmental and climate change issues. His experience includes working as a head of marketing for a political big data analysis company, as well ... More

Adin Dobkin
Adin Dobkin

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: American Competitiveness, Military Capabilities, Governance

Adin is a national security and defense technology analyst with a with a background in communications and government affairs. He currently splits his time between Capitol Hill and acting as the Communications Director of the Military Writers Guild, a coalition of military o... More

Robert Dwyer
Robert Dwyer

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Quantitative analysis, defense industrial base

Robert Dwyer is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University specializing in the statistical analysis of large biological datasets. He’s interested in bringing a statistical approach to the analysis of federal procurement data, particularly defense contracts.

Through his research, he hopes to contribute to... More

Denise K. Doran
Denise K. Doran

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Governance/Court Administration and Public Sector Human Resources Management

Denise is currently an independent consultant with experience in Public/Court Administration and Public Sector Human Resources management.

While earning a bachelor’s degree, Denise worked for Maricopa... More

Kathleen Frangione
Kathleen Frangione

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Climate, Energy, Environmental Issues

Kathleen Frangione joined McBee Strategic in November 2010 after more than 10 years of policy experience in the energy and environmental sectors.  Prior to joining McBee, Kathleen served... More

Andres Franzetti
Andres Franzetti

Adjunct Fellow

Prior to forming Risk Cooperative, Mr. Franzetti served as an engagement manager for Clements Worldwide, a leading risk management firm and insurance brokerage serving customers in more than 170 countries. In this role, he led the day-to-day strategy and execution of the firm’s strate... More

Catherine Foley
Catherine Foley

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Climate change law and policy, environmental law, international development, security, peacebuilding, geopolitics

Catherine Foley is currently a Climate Change Policy Specialist with Mott MacDonald. She specializes in producing climate change risk assessments f... More

Matt Freear
Matt Freear

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: strategic communications – specializing on security and stabilization in post-conflict environments

Matt Freear is a strategic communications expert, specializing on security and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Most recently, he was a senior manager for the medi... More

Col. Jack C. Guy, USA (Ret.)

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise Information Operations, Strategic Communications, Psychological Operations, Special Operations, and Afghanistan

A career teacher, Mr. Guy expanded his educational pursuits from the Russian/Soviet area where he began his military and civilian careers to constitutional history and law through the James Madison Fellowship Foundation where he was a Senior Fellow. A master teacher,... More

Zack Gold
Zack Gold

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Counterterrorism, Egypt, Gaza, Islamist politics, Israel, Sinai security, and U.S. Middle East policy

Zack Gold is a Middle East analyst focusing on U.S.-Egyptian relations and security in the Sinai Peninsula.

From 2011-2014 he served as a researcher at The Brookings Institut... More

Ahmad Hemmat
Ahmad Hemmat

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Quantitative and qualitative analysis, cyber security, Middle East, and South-Central Asia.

Ahmad is a research analyst with research interest in Cyber Warfare, Internet Freedom, Security Studies, and South Central Asian affairs.

He currently works as a senior analys... More

Mary Kaszynski
Mary Kaszynski

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Nuclear Security, Arms Control, National Security Budgeting

 

Mary was a policy analyst for ASP focusing on nuclear security and arms control issues. Prior to joining ASP, she interned at Ploughshares Fund, working on Iran and nuclear budget issues. She previously in... More

Mark Kustra
Mark Kustra

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise:  Asia, National Security, Military, Defense Budget, Irregular Warfare, Security Force Assistance/  Security Sector Reform, Interagency Coordination, Conflict Management, Population Engagement and Cross Cultural Communications, Security and Stability Operations, and Strategic Communications

Mark Kust... More

Randall Law, PhD
Randall Law, PhD

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise COIN, Counter-terrorism, Terrorism, Political Violence, Cold War, Russia, Europe and History

Randall Law is an Associate Professor of History at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama, and the author of Terrorism: A History, a survey of ... More

Johnathan Lozier
Johnathan Lozier

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Legislator & Government Affairs, Communications

Johnathan Lozier currently serves as the Manager of Legislative Affairs for Women In Government. Johnathan graduated from East Central University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Studies. Johnathan also atten... More

Victor J. LaGroon
Victor J. LaGroon

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Victor’s primary area of focus is to build strategic partnerships that will allow me to serve and impact Disparities in At Risk and Underserved Communities. Always striving to build and strengthen partnerships centered on Advocacy and Empowerment.

Victor LaGroon... More

Nick Lockwood

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise Post-Conflict Regions, Population Engagement, Stability Operations, Strategic Communications, and Afghanistan

Nick Lockwood is a British post-conflict expert specializing in population engagement and stability operations.  A Director of Marcher International, Nick has recently been advising the British Foreign Office on the implications, and ... More

Matthew R. McNabb
Matthew R. McNabb

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Managed Market Entry, American Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship

 

Matt McNabb is the co-founder and CEO of First Mile Geo, a cloud-based business intelligence venture that enables users to collect, map, analyze, and collaborate over data in any language, easily acro... More

Jason Olson
Jason Olson

Adjunct Fellow

Areas of Expertise.  Governance reform in developing countries, especially in fragile and conflict affected environments.  In particular areas around citizen empowerment, advocacy, government accountability, improved governance and service delivery in relation to stabilization and security policy, so... More

C. Dixon Osburn
C. Dixon Osburn

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Strategic counterterrorism; human rights, rule of law and national security; targeted killing; Gua... More

Luke Lorenz
Luke Lorenz

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Economic Security, Infrastructure, Corporate Tax Shifting, Defense Industrial Base

Luke Lorenz recently completed his service with the United States Army, performing honorably as a Tactical Control Officer in a Patriot Missile Battalion. Luke devised, coord... More

Elise Reifschneider
Elise Reifschneider

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Political ecology, gender issues, energy geopolitics, Russian/Central Asia

Elise Reifschneider is a Utah-based policy advocate for refugees displaced by political strife. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Elise earned her B.A. in Government/International Affairs from Augustana College.  She is currently attending Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT, ... More

Phillip Reinhardt
Phillip Reinhardt

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Digital Marketing and Strategy, Startup Consulting, Website Development and Mobile App Development.

Phillip is the co-founder and lead strategist for NYC and Washington, D.C. based digital marketing company PB&J; Phillip has the privilege of leading a smart, young, and talented group of 20+ i... More

Lesley R. Rockwell
Lesley R. Rockwell

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Money Laundering, Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, White Collar Crime, Organized Criminal Groups, Critical Infrastructure Protection

Lesley R. Rockwell is an intelligence an... More

Paul Rockower
Paul Rockower

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Public Diplomacy, Cultural Diplomacy, Gastrodiplomacy, Pakistan-Israel relations

Paul Rockower has over ten years experience in the field of public diplomacy, with a vast and varied career in both the academic and practitioner domains.

Rockower is the Executive Dire... More

Matt Suber
Matt Suber

Adjunct Fellow 

Expertise: US & NATO Intelligence Communities; Counter-terrorism & Anti-terrorism; African Military and Security Affairs; Security and Stability Operations; Joint Special Operations; Strategic Communications

Matt Suber is a veteran U.S. Air Force officer with exper... More

Adam Siegel
Adam Siegel

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise:  Energy policy, economics, and technology; National Security; Defense Analysis; Defense industry; U.S. Navy and Marine Corps; Military Operations.

Adam Siegel, Insight Through Analysis, works with clean energy start-up firms seeking to leap the innovator’s valley of death.  His analytical work focuses on the intersection of energy, climate, national security, and business... More

Noah Skillin
Noah Skillin

Noah Skillin is a managing partner and founding member of Risk Cooperative.

Prior to forming Risk Cooperative, Mr. Skillin served as the global product manager for Clements Worldwide, a leading risk management firm and insurance brokerage. In this role, he had overall responsibility for product launch and development activities ... More

Jayson Spiegel

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise National Guard and Reserve Issues (funding, equipping, structure, usage, legislation), Military Personnel Issues, Canadian Foreign and Defense Policy

Jayson Spiegel is a recognized expert on National Guard and Reserve issues, having served as Executive Director of the Reser... More

Zach Sherman

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: TacAir, STEM Issues, Defense Trade Policy and Budget, Sequestration

Zach Sherman is the Director of Strategic Development at Lockheed Martin Corporation.  In this capacity he supports the Vice President, Programs and Policy in performing analysis related to defense policy, planning and budget, and supports Lockheed Martin activities within the global security mission.

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Chad Tragakis
Chad Tragakis

Expertise: Strategic communication, sustainability, issue advocacy, energy, stakeholder engagement, corporate responsibility, ethics and governance, reporting

Chad Tragakis is Vice President of Communications for the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization revitalizing our... More

Christopher Tucker
Christopher Tucker

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Technology, American Competitiveness

Christopher Tucker thinks and works at the intersection of technology, strategy, geography, and national security. Tucker manages Yale House Ventures, a portfolio of technology com... More

Jed Willard
Jed Willard

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Public Diplomacy, Strategic Communication, International Political Economy, History, Comparative Religion

Jed Willard currently acts as the founding Director of the Public Diplomacy Collaborative at Harvard Kennedy School, applying social sciences to international ... More

Andrew Wills
Andrew Wills

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Energy Regulatory Law

Andrew Wills serves as Associate In-House Counsel at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he works collaboratively with the Legal, Enforcement, and Compliance departments in reliability standard development and general corporate advisement.

Andrew is a 2011 magna cum laude graduate of the S... More

Sharon Yang
Sharon Yang

 

Sharon Yang most recently served as the Campaign and Development Officer for the Aspen Institute’s Scholars & Scholarships Campaign and their Society of Fellows. She was responsible for donor engagement, cultivation, and stewardship for the campaign, Mid-Atlantic Society of Fellows members, and Vanguard, the young donor program.

Prior to joining the As... More

David H. Young
David H. Young

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Conflict resolution, governance, stabilization, fragile states, capacity building, mediation, negotiation, Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine

David H. Young is a conflict and governance advisor based in Washington, DC, and a consultant with the World Bank, the US Institute of Peace and Adam Smith International.  He has served as a civilian advisor to ISAF in eastern Afgha... More

William Yale
William Yale

Expertise: Chinese Foreign Policy, Chinese Military, Chinese Leadership Psychology, US Strategy and Alliances in East Asia, North Korea, Myanmar

William Yale is an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project and a Research Associate at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute (FPI). He has previously worked at the U.S. Nav... More

Matt Zeller
Matt Zeller

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Afghanistan, intelligence, defense, energy, and public policy

Matt Zeller is a consultant in Washington, DC.

He is the author of Watches Without Time (Just World Books, 2012), a vivid description of what he experienced while serving as an embedded combat advise... More

Emily Wasley Seyller
Emily Wasley Seyller

Adjunct Fellow
Expertise:
Climate change – as it relates to science, risk, preparedness, adaptation, resilience, and national security; sustainable and resilient development; inter-agency coordination; public private partnerships

Emily Seyller has more than 10 years of experience working with a variet... More

Will Herter

Will Herter is currently Managing Director at Pax Mondial LLC, responsible for the delivery of risk management and operational support services to clients around the world.  His main focus is US government clients working in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Will is intimately involved in helping clients understand the business risks (economic, integrity, political  security, an... More