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ASP’s Junior Adjunct Fellows

Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker

Adjunct Junior Fellows

Expertise: The Asia-Pacific; Energy; Climate Change

Matthew grew up in Deniliquin, a small in rural New South Wales, Australia. After moving to Melbourne to continue his studies, Matthew received a scholarship to attend Delta State University in the United States, where he is current... More

Martin Bee
Martin Bee

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: International Energy Issues, Next-Generation Energy, American Competitiveness

Martin Bee holds a B.A. from Texas Christian University and is currently an M.A. candidate at the Elliott School of International Affairs. He is a dual French-American citizen and ha... More

John Bugnacki
John Bugnacki

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa, Islam, Development, Security, Governance, Technology and Media Strategy, Former Soviet Union, Latin America

John Bugnacki is an expert on governance, security, and development. His research and work has focused on the vital intersectio... More

Sean Boers
Sean Boers

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: American foreign policy, international relations, human geography and political geography

Sean is originally from Anaheim, California, and currently live in the Memphis, Tennessee area.

He is a college senior at the University of Tennessee at Martin, majoring in Polit... More

Derek W Bolton
Derek W Bolton

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: International Security, Leadership Analysis, Identity and Culture in Security Policy, North Korea

Derek Bolton was awarded a fully funded scholarship at the University of Bath to undertake research in the realm of international security theory with an emphasis on th... More

William M. Chodkowski
William M. Chodkowski

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: National security strategy, defense policy, and strategic communications

William M. Chodkowski is currently studying at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.  The Baltimore, MD native is concentrating on international security and economic policy... More

Fiona Cotton

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: China, intercultural communication, conflict resolution/management, public relations

A native of Geneseo, New York, Fiona completed her B.A. at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2011. She majored in Comparative Social Movements, which focused on China and Spain. In addition, she completed a minor in International Relations, and studied abroad in Spain and China, lea... More

Kareem Chin
Kareem Chin

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Insurance, Financing of Flood Protection Measures, Autonomous Defense Systems, Hydrogen Economy

Background:

Kareem Chin works in the Insurance industry, where he delivers value to insurers through data, analytics and engagement. He holds a Master’s degree in International Ma... More

Dan Day
Dan Day

Adjunct Junior Fellow

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 Alpha. His ... More

Elizabeth Deal
Elizabeth Deal

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise:  Irregular warfare, national security policy, Middle East/North Africa region

Elizabeth Deal is a senior in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University where she is majoring in international affairs and concentrating in conflict and security. She specializes in North African regional security, intelligence policy and American diplomatic... More

Warren Dym
Warren Dym


Position
: Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Energy Security, Europe, Natural Gas

Warren Dym has a PhD in History of Science from University of California, and an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service.  He has taught at American University, Bucknell University, and University of Miami, and published on German mining history.

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Albert James DeGarmo
Albert James DeGarmo

Adjunct Junior Fellow

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 foc... More

Harper Dorsk
Harper Dorsk

 

 Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Energy, Defense, Fusion, China, Russia and Central Asia

Harper Dorsk, who hails from Maine, earned his dual B.A. in International Affairs and Political Science from Northeastern University. His focus at ASP is on defense, energy, and security issues.  He has experience studying abroad in China and at the UN in Geneva.  His background... More

Will Field
Will Field

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, Events Planning, Climate

Will is a rising high school junior at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA and is working as a Research and Events Intern at the American Security Project. He was born and resides in Gladwyne, PA, and has taken classes at Stanford, the University of Oxford, and the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins Un... More

Aaron Hesse
Aaron Hesse

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Iran, Middle East Foreign Policy, Nuclear non-proliferation, Security strategy, Democratic transition

Aaron is originally from Nebraska, growing up Manhattan Kansas and Omaha. He received his Bachelor’s degree in POLS and HIST from the Universit... More

Kaitlyn Huppmann
Kaitlyn Huppmann

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Nuclear Energy, Energy Security, Climate Change, East and South Asian Studies

Hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee, Kaitlyn will receive a B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Japanese and a B.S. in Global Studies from Middle Tennessee State University in 2013. ... More

Robert Gardner
Robert Gardner

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Global Governance, EU Policy, Democratic Governance, Congressional Politics

A native of Buffalo New York, Robert earned a B.A. in Political Science from Denison University. Robert focused his studies on foreign policy and minored in economics. He spent a semester abroad, ... More

Shubha Jaishankar
Shubha Jaishankar


Adjunct Junior Fellow

Shubha was born and raised in New Jersey (which she will defend ‘til her dying day). She attended Boston University, where she received her B.A. in International Relations and a minor in History. She then got her Master’s in Global Affairs from ... More

William Bryan Joyce IV
William Bryan Joyce IV

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: National Security, Energy, Climate, Middle East

Bryan Joyce is a senior at the College of William and Mary, majoring in International Relations. His interests and research pertain to security a... More

 Rory Johnston
Rory Johnston

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Energy Security, Electricity Policy, Resource Extraction, Capital Markets

Background:

Rory Johnston is a Master of Global Affairs (MGA) candidate at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. He completed his undergraduate degree in political studies and philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where he was actively involved with student pol... More

Alex Gupta
Alex Gupta

Adjunct Junior Fellow

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... More

William George
William George

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Energy Security, Terrorism, U.S.-Saudi Energy Partnership, Terrorism/Energy Relationship, Caribbean Energy, Natural Gas and Renewable Energy

Areas of Interest: Terrorism, Energy Security, Leadership Studies, Saudi Arabia

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Carl Grote
Carl Grote

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Energy, Climate Change Issues, Resource Economics, East Africa

Carl, a native of Nashville TN, recently received a B.A. in Economics from Washington and Lee University. As an undergraduate he also pursued coursework in geology focusing his research on natural resource economic... More

Giancarlo Lima
Giancarlo Lima

Adjunct Junior Fellow

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 Obam... More

Kevin Lalama
Kevin Lalama

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Homeland Security Policy, Nuclear Security, Countering Violent Extremism

Kevin was a Policy Researcher and Intern for ASP focusing on nuclear security. Originally from ... More

Jeffrey D. Lloyd
Jeffrey D. Lloyd

Adjunct Junior Fellow

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 ... More

Zachary Miller
Zachary Miller

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: National Security Strategy, Defense Policy, Military Technology, East Asia

Zach, originally from the Atlanta metro area, is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia where he majored in international affairs and political science. ... More

Theodore J. MacDonald
Theodore J. MacDonald

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Energy Security, Climate Change, Defense Policy, Middle East and North Africa studies

Theodore, a native of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, graduated from Dickinson College in 2012 with a double major in Political Science and International Studies. He focused on internationa... More

Evan Meltzer
Evan Meltzer

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Climate Security, Middle East/North Africa region

Evan Meltzer is a rising senior at the College of William & Mary, majoring in international relations and minoring in geology.

Originally from Millington, New Jersey, he plans to pursue a career in the intelligence... More

Joshua Kyle Miller
Joshua Kyle Miller

Position: Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Nuclear Security, National Security Policy, Transnational Security, Iran, and North Korea

Joshua is currently working as a Foreign Affairs Officer on the Pakistan desk, which is in the Office of the Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan at the State Department. ... More

Farhad Mirzadeh
Farhad Mirzadeh

Position: Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Energy and Environmental Security, Middle East

Background: Farhad is a student from the University of North Texas where he is pursuing a double major in political science and history with a focus in international relations and Middle Eastern studies. He previous... More

Magnus Newth
Magnus Newth

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Nuclear nonproliferation, US Defense Policy, International Security

Magnus Newth is from Oslo, Norway and is completing his B.A. at the University of Oslo. He is majoring in American Studies and is focusing on American Policy in the Middle East and International Security. He... More

Daniel Painter
Daniel Painter

Adjunct Junior Fellow 

Expertise: Nonproliferation, terrorism, Russia, and Eastern Europe

Daniel is originally from the Washington metropolitan area and earned his B.A. in Government & Politics and B.A. in History from the University of Maryland. During his undergraduate studies, Daniel also interne... More

Galen Petruso
Galen Petruso

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: defense policy, South Asia, military strategy, energy security

Galen Petruso is a senior studying International affairs with a concentration in conflict and security through the Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washingto... More

Hidetoshi Azuma
Hidetoshi Azuma

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

Areas of Interest: Energy Security, Economic Diplomacy, American Competitiveness, Public Diplomacy

Hidetoshi Azuma is... More

Hugo Grondel
Hugo Grondel

American Competitiveness Research Intern

Expertise: Economic Security, US-EU Trade Policy, transatlantic relations, TTIP

Hugo Grondel is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, where he also completed a BA degree i... More

Philip Rossetti
Philip Rossetti

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Climate, Energy, and Nuclear Security

Philip Rossetti is currently a second year graduate student at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, where he recently completed a master’s thesis analyzing the relations... 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

Wm. “Wes” Reichart III
Wm. “Wes” Reichart III

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: American Competitiveness, Government Relations, Nuclear Proliferation, Public Administration in Security Affairs

Wm. “Wes” Reichart III is a Senior at the College of William and Mary. He is double majoring in Government and Economics. Upon graduation, Wes plans ... More

Ben Secrist

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: South and East Asia, Counter-terrorism, Property and water rights

Background: Born and raised in Massachusetts, Ben Secrist is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a degree in Business Management and a second major in Political Science, where he focused his studies on the Middle East and South Asia. As a senior at UMass Ben worked as a research assistant and... More

Xander Vagg
Xander Vagg

 Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Climate and Energy Security policy, International Law, East and Southeast Asia

Xander Vagg is a dual Australian-American national and holds a Masters degree from the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He specializes in climate change and energy policy, inter... More

Yong H Wang
Yong H Wang

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: International and National Security Issues, Governance and Energy Security, East Asia

Yong graduated magna cum laude from Dickinson College, majoring in Political Science and with a Certificate in Security Studies. He specializes in US-China relations, international security i... More

Justin Winikoff
Justin Winikoff

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Energy Security and Policy, Energy Economics, Resource Taxation and Wealth Management

Background: Justin Winikoff was born and raised in New Jersey, before moving to Houston, Texas to attend Rice University in 2010. He is persuing a degree in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Policy Studies with a concentration on Energy Policy. Following his graduation in 2014, Justin hope... More

Justin Yarros
Justin Yarros

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Energy & Climate Security, Latin America, Transnational Security, Defense Policy

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Justin received his B.A. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2009. He majored in Economics and Spanish. He studied abroad in Costa Ric... More

Christian Mull
Christian Mull

Position:  Adjunct Junior Fellows

Expertise: Public Diplomacy, International security, and transnational crime

Background:  Christian Mull is a second year graduate student at the Institute of World Politics, seeking an M.A. in Strategic Intelligence Studies and Statecraft.  His studies focus on international security issues and U.S. national defense strategy.  Prior to his work at ASP, Christian interned at I... More

Nathan Alvarado-Castle
Nathan Alvarado-Castle

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: U.S. Foreign Policy; complex threats emerging from the Near East, China, and Russia.

Background:

Nathan Alvarado-Castle holds a B.S. with honors and distinction in Political Science, Philosophy and Sociology from James Madison University. Nathan plans on attending Georgetown University’s Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service for a Master of Science in Foreign Serv... More

Nathan Daniels
Nathan Daniels

Position: Junior Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Nuclear Security, Nonproliferation, Iran, North Korea, Arms Control, Asymmetric Operations

Background: Nathan Daniels, a native of Savannah, TN, is currently a senior at the University of Tennessee at Martin pursuing a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Security Studies. He served as a Nuclear Secur... More

Jacob Glass
Jacob Glass

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Environment-security nexus, international development, food security and foreign policy, Middle East Politics,  Bangladesh

Jacob Glass works as an Associate at an international government affairs firm in Washington, DC. He was recently a Truman-Albright Fellow at the Wo... More