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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 an... More
Expertise: Counter-Terrorism, Political Violence, International Law, Intelligence and Information Sharing
Mary Barton is a wargaming analyst at a Washington, DC-based consulting firm. She works on issues connected to cyber security. Previously, she worked as a historian for the Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), US Department of Defense. ... More
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-bas... More
Expertise: Politics and Governance; Climate Security; Sustainability; Environmental Justice; China
Thomas S. Benson is currently a Ph.D Candidate at the University of Delaware in Political Science and International Relations and is a Princeton Dissertation Scholar, Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, and Aspen Institute Future Climate Leader. His re... More
Expertise: International Security, Leadership Analysis, Identity and Culture in Security Policy, North Korea
Derek Bolton recently received his PhD from the University of Bath, where he was awarded a fully funded scholarship to undertake research in the realm of international security and Foreign Policy Analysis. Derek’s work has paid special attention to the role of ide... More
Expertise: Event Planning, Social Media, Cyber Security, Climate Change, Energy Security, 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 responsibilities include reserving venues, coordinating meeting... More
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 intersecti... More
Expertise: Geopolitics, US policy in the MENA region, Sectarianism, Political Islam, GCC-Iran relations, Global security
Giorgio Cafiero is the CEO and founder of Gulf State Analytics, a Washington, DC-based geopolitical risk consultancy. He previously worked as an analyst at Kroll. Mr. Cafiero has published over a hundred articles for think tanks and media outlets such... More
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 Inter... More
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 litigation experience, t... More
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 ... More
Expertise: Federal Regulatory Policy, State and Federal Government Relations, Law
Quinne Daoust is an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project.
Currently, Quinne is a second-year law student at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Her legal interests primarily concern American Southwest water policy and the accompanying regul... More
Apurva Dave conducts research and analysis on topics lying at the intersection of climate security and science – particularly on the research approaches that would underpin effective policy on security issues. He is currently a technical specialist at ICF, a global consulting firm that works on environmental and security issues. In this position, he serves as the International Coordinator and Senior An... More
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
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 society’s unde... More
Expertise: Economic Statecraft, Civil-Military Relations, International and Corporate Governance, National Security Strategy, Strategic Partnerships
Maggie Feldman-Piltch is an Adjunct Fellow and formerly served as ASP’s Special Assistant to the CEO. In that position, she wo... More
Expertise: Climate change law and policy, water security, environmental law, international development, security, peacebuilding, geopolitics
Catherine Foley is currently a Climate Change and Water Resources Project Manager for CSRA. She supports the U.S. Environmental Pro... More
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 strategic partnerships ... More
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 med... More
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
Kathleen (Kate) Hammerberg is a Research Analyst working with the U.S. Government. Interested in a wide-range of functional security issues, Kate has a background in political science, international affairs, and political psychology. She holds a Master’s degree from the George Washington Univer... More
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, po... More
Expertise: Nuclear weapons strategy, scenario planning, wargaming, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection, military history, transit and infrastructure, supply chain and logistics, risk management.
Graham W. Jenkins is an defense analyst, strategist, and consultant. He is curre... More
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 interned at the... More
Expertise: Economics, History
Catherine Katz graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 2013, where she studied history and economics. In 2014, Catherine received an M.Phil in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge in the UK, where she wrote her dissertation on the origins of modern counterintelligence practices and their implications on the de... More
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 Kus... More
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
Expertise: Energy Regulatory Law, Environmental Law
Andrew Landrum is an attorney with Caskie & Frost, a law firm located in Central Virginia. His practice focuses on commercial and civil litigation, and includes energy and land-use law.
While a student at the Uni... More
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 the field that w... More
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 opportunities, of the Arab Spring.... More
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, coordinated and super... More
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 acr... More
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, social incl... More
Expertise: Climate Change, Security Studies, South Asia, Arctic Security and Renewable Energy
Esther Sperling is an Adjunct Fellow and the former 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. A... More
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
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 talent... More
Ahva Sadeghi specializes in foreign policy and human rights. She currently serves as Chief of Staff for a leading nonprofit and special assistant to Ambassador Audrey Glover at the Organization for Security and Cooperation. She recently completed her Masters from the London School of Economics (LSE) in Human Rights. At LSE, Ahva served various leadership roles including President of the Human ... More
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 Wasley has over 16 years of experience in the climate change, sus... More
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.
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
Expertise: Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, Strategic Communications, and Public Diplomacy.
Pascale Siegel is an independent analyst specializing in the use of strategic communications in support of peace, stabilization, and counter-terrorism operations. In the course of her twenty... More
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 ... More
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 Reserve Officers Ass... More
Alexandra Stark is a PhD candidate in International Relations at Georgetown University. Her dissertation research concerns the causes of regional intervention in civil wars in the Middle East and North Africa. Other ongoing co-authored research projects include the role of foreign policy and international norms in how civil wars end, which is co-authored with Dr. Lise M. Howard and forthcoming in the journal International Security,... More
Expertise: Fusion energy, nuclear engineering, plasma physics, systems engineering, science communication
Derek Sutherland is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Washington (UW), and is the Co-Founder and CEO of CTFusion, a spin-off company dedicated to the development of economical fusion reactors. Derek, a native of Orlando, Florida graduated from MIT with a B.S. in... More
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 organiz... More
Lulio Vargas-Cohen has served as a researcher and strategic adviser to leaders across governments, Fortune 500 companies, financial service firms and non-profits.
He’s worked as a consultant with CEB, a leading best practice research firm, where he supported public sector executives across the U.S. and Canadian governments. Previously, he was an associate with the Chertoff Group, a gl... More
Expertise: Renewable energy project modeling, financing and development, portfolio based energy assessments, operational energy, energy and tourism, remote/austere power systems modification, hybrid power systems, augmenting fossil fuel power generation with solar and wind power, demand side energy su... More
Expertise: fusion energy, private and public funding, high-technology startups, applied R&D, project management
Randall Volberg is the Director of the Fusion Consortium, a partner non-profit public outreach organization and member of the American Fusion Project.
The American Fusion Project (AFP) recognizes the transformative impact that fusion power will have ... More
Expertise: Energy Regulatory Law
Andrew Wills is the Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff for the DOE Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response.
Wills previously served as Associate In-House Counsel at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he worked collaboratively with the Legal, Enforcement, and Compli... More
Expertise: Business Strategy and Operations, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Investment Banking, Business Law; Primary Industries Include Food & Beverage, Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail & Fashion, Media & Entertainment, and Agriculture.
Greg Will... More
Expertise – international relations, diplomacy, international political economy, U.S. politics and congressional affairs.
Melinda Wood is a former international representative of the New Zealand and British governments, based in Washington, DC. Most recently, she led the New Zealand Embassy’s outreach to the U.S. Congress, lobbying in support of the nation’s trade... More
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.
Jeramy Shays served as Director of Transportation and Policy Manager at the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) for over seven years, where she lead research, analysis, strategic communication, coalition building, stakeholder engagement and advocacy efforts on behalf of renewable fuels and electric vehicles. Jeramy advised ACORE member companies on legislative and regulatory develop... More
Expertise: Climate Security, Asymmetric Operations, Central Asia, National Security Strategy, Energy Security, US/Russia Relations, China, Arctic, Defense Innovation, Joint Operations
Matt Palumbo is currently an energy project manager where he has curated, managed and led large-scale energy and robotics projects including air and ocean carbon c... More
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 advis... More