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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: Climate Security; Sustainability; Renewable Energy; China
Thomas S. Benson is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at a major scientific research organization, and was previously an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow at the American Security Project in 2022. His research focuses on urban sustainability, local government, community engagement... 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: 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
Asha Castleberry-Hernandez is a distinguished national security/foreign affairs. She has over a decade of experience working as a Middle East Policy Expert in the public and private sectors. For the Biden-Harris Administration, Asha served as a Senior Advisor (Senior Executive Service) in the Bureau of ... 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: Federal Regulatory Policy, State and Federal Government Relations, Climate Security, Infrastructure, Regional Water Security in the American Southwest, Law
Quinne Daoust received her juris doctorate from Arizona State University in May 2023 with a concentration in sustainability. Her research focuses primarily on water and natural resources law and policy in the American So... 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: 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
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
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
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: 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: 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 ... 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: climate change, energy resilience, grid modernization, distributed energy resources, and microgrids
Sunjoo Hwang is a Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill... 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 PBJ Marketing; Phillip has the privilege of leading a smart, young, and talented group of 20... 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.
Chad Tragakis is Director of Communications at Northrop Grumman, a leading global aerospace and defense technology company. He previously served as Vice President of Communications for the Partnership for Public Service, a non-profit, non-partisan organization revitalizing our federal government by transforming... 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 a serial tech entrepreneur and childhood enthusiast of fusion energy that founded Type One Energy Group in 2019, a leading stellarator fusion ... 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: International relations, security studies, grand strategy, military innovation, asymmetric/hybrid conflict environments, military history.
Dr. Carlton Haelig is a national security policy analyst with expertise in international relations, national security stra... More
Expertise: Climate Security, Environmental Governance, Development, Human Rights, Western Africa, and Southeast Asia
Holly Sarkissian works with nonprofits of all sizes (international NGOs, think tanks, and community organizations) to help scale their impact and connect to new funding.... More
Expertise: Afghanistan, intelligence, defense, energy, and public policy
Matt Zeller is the Co-Founder of No One Left Behind and an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project. He is also the author of Watches Without Time (Just World Books, 2012), which chronicles his expe... More