Theodore J. MacDonald

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Adjunct Junior Fellow

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

theodoremacdonaldTheodore, a native of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, graduated from Dickinson College in 2012 with a double major in Political Science and International Studies. He focused on international relations, conflict and resolution, and American foreign policy in the Middle East.

Theodore spent a semester studying Arabic and regional politics in Amman, Jordan in 2011.  He served as an editorial assistant to a former Jordanian ambassador who was writing a series of articles on the Arab-Israeli conflict and Jordanian foreign policy. Prior to this, he interned at the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training at the Foreign Service Institute.

Selected works:


The United States is Losing the Race for Fusion Power

Fact Sheet: International Progress On Fusion Energy—How American Leadership is Slipping

Blog: China and Russia Conclude Significant Energy Agreements

Blog: In Texas, Renewable Energy Production is Thriving

Blog: Lockheed Martin Outlines Plans for Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Blog: Can the Smart Grid Solve America’s Forthcoming Electricity Problem?


Recent Posts

Wind Turbines Installed in Record Numbers During 2012

Posted on: April 19th, 2013

Plasma Device Developed at MU Could Revolutionize Energy Generation and Storage

Posted on: April 17th, 2013

The ITER Project: International Collaboration to Demonstrate Nuclear Fusion

Posted on: April 17th, 2013

ASP Board Member Christine Todd Whitman Featured in Politico

Posted on: April 15th, 2013

Japan Turns From Nuclear Fission to Nuclear Fusion

Posted on: April 10th, 2013