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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). He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has over 30 years experience as a Marine.  His career included a wide variety of command and staff positions with the operating forces and the supporting establishment.  Gen. Cheney’s primary specialty... More
Andrew Holland
Andrew Holland

Chief Operating Officer Expertise: Energy, Climate Change, and Infrastructure Policy Andrew Holland is the American Security Project’s Chief Operating Officer. His area of research is on on energy, climate change, trade, and infrastructure policy. For more than 15 years, he has worked at the center of debates about how to achieve sustainable energy security and how to effectively address climate change. He served as Legislative Assistant on Ene... More
Matthew Wallin
Matthew Wallin

Fellow for Public Diplomacy 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. Prior to that, he received his B.A.... More
Esther Babson
Esther Babson

Program Manager, Climate Security Expertise: Climate Change, Security Studies, South Asia, Arctic Security and Renewable Energy Esther Babson is the Program Manager of Climate Security at the American Security Project. She has a Masters in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University with a focus on the impact of climate change on security in South Asia. As part of her studies, she participated in a three week long course held in Nepal, ... More
Caroline Anderson
Caroline Anderson

National Security Strategy Intern Expertise: National Security, International Conflict, Foreign Policy A Charlotte native, Caroline Anderson is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is currently pursuing a BA in Economics and a second major in Peace, War, and Defense, with a concentration in National and International Defense and Security. This past summer, Caroline studied in the Balkan region.  There, s... More
Kiersten Harris
Kiersten Harris

U.S.-Russia Relations Intern Expertise: European Diplomacy, Russian Culture and Politics Kiersten Harris is an undergraduate at the University of Delaware studying International Relations and Three Languages. She is learning Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese and has spent a semester abroad in Spain and a winter session abroad in Argentina. Last summer, Kiersten participated in Middlebury College’s language immersion program where she studied Russian... More
Adam Ettelbrick
Adam Ettelbrick

Asymmetric Operations Intern Expertise: International Security and Stability, Military Policy and Strategy, International Law Adam Ettelbrick is a rising Senior at Wesleyan University. He is a College of Social Studies major – an interdisciplinary program concentrating on Government, History, Economics and Social Theory. He focuses on the roles and impacts of international legal norms on conflicts in the Middle East and South Asia. Adam has interne... More
Ellen Ehrnrooth
Ellen Ehrnrooth

Public Diplomacy Intern Expertise: Public Diplomacy, Japan, Sino-US Relations Ellen Ehrnrooth grew up in London, England, but headed across the pond to pursue her undergraduate degree at Tufts University, where she is a rising junior studying International Relations with an East and Southeast Asia concentration, and a second major in Japanese. Ellen interned at an international microfinance NGO last summer, where she conducted research on internatio... More
Noa Tann
Noa Tann

Climate and Energy Security Intern Expertise: Climate change and international environmental conservation, Middle East studies, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hebrew, Arabic Noa Tann is a Climate and Energy Security intern at the American Security Project. She will begin her senior year at the University of Central Florida in the fall, pursuing a degree in International and Global Studies, with minors in Biology and Global Peace and Security Studies, a... More
Madeline Flamik
Madeline Flamik

Climate and Energy Security Intern Expertise: International Relations, the Developing World, the Democratic Process, Environmental Issues Madeline Flamik is an undergraduate student at the State University of New York College at Geneseo. She is pursuing a BA in International Relations, with minors in Environmental Studies and French. Her studies concentrate on the Developing World. She is graduating in December 2018. Last summer, Madeline participated... More