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Joel Petersen

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External Relations/Communications Intern

Expertise: US national security strategy, arctic security, military history

Joel Petersen is a master’s candidate in Security Policy Studies at the George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs.  He focuses on US National Security.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University, where he majored in both Political Science and History while taking part in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, a division of the Honors College.  His studies focused on military history, causes of war and grand strategy in addition to seminars on Middle East culture and security.

Born in New Mexico, but raised across the Midwest and Texas, Joel is a fan of all manner of outdoor activities, whether it be hiking, skiing, or mountain biking.  His goal is to one day visit every US National Park.  In his free time Joel enjoys running and reading history.

Recent Posts

Event Recap: Addressing a Revanchist Russia

Posted on: December 8th, 2021

Event Recap: Revising America’s Defense Strategy to Address China’s Rising Aggression

Posted on: November 18th, 2021

ASP in the News: Senior Fellow David Haines in National Defense Magazine

Posted on: October 13th, 2021

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