Expanding Our Reach
In 2018, a team of scholar-practitioners from Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Texas-Austin, and Columbia University launched a consortium to better prepare the next generation to confront geopolitical challenges and understand the advancement of American national interests abroad.
In June 2020, the Consortium convened a group of some of the best “thinkers” from academia and policy for its first event, a policy work-shop that tackled issues of American internationalism through a series of four papers. The group also welcomed keynote speakers, Wyndee Parker (a Duke alumna), who is the National Security Advisor to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Robert Karem, the National Security Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
In line with the Consortium’s mission, in 2019-2020, the AWC invested in the next generation of scholars with masters programming and pre-doctoral fellowships at each of our institutions. Here at Duke, So Jin Lee had a Consortium pre-doctoral fellowship. We also sent Jordan Roberts on a cross-training pre-doctoral fellowship to the Clements Center at UT-Austin. Read about our AWC post-doctoral fellow, pre-doctoral fellows, and MPP fellows below.
How Rapid Aging and Automation Will Affect U.S. Global Power
Author: Michael Beckley
Surveillance, Security & Democracy in a Post-COVID World
Author: Sheena Greitens
Risks of U.S.-China Decoupling in a Warming World
Author: Jeff Colgan
Geopolitics of the Pandemic
Authors: Hal Brands, Peter Feaver and Will Inboden
AWC Post-doctoral Fellow, Pre-doctoral Fellows and MPP Fellows:
AWC Post-Doctoral Fellow:
Gregory Smith is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Dept. of Political Science. His research focuses on the effects of coercive policy tools and the domestic determinants of U.S. foreign policy while his methodological interests focus on dynamic causal inference. His dissertation studies how the causal effect of coercive policy tools change over time and identifies novel mechanisms to explain these changes. Greg holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from The Ohio State University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.
AWC Pre-Doctoral Fellows:
Robert Allred is a Political Science PhD candidate with a concentration in security, peace, and conflict and a second field in normative political theory. He specializes in national security and foreign policy issues with a focus on intelligence and cyber. His dissertation assesses the role of politics in congressional oversight of the intelligence community.
Rebecca Dudley is a Political Science PhD student with a concentration in security, peace, and conflict and a second field in applied statistics methodology. Her research interests focus on conflict resolution and American foreign policy, with an emphasis on the institutional and individual mechanisms of resolving conflict.
So Jin Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science with a primary field of study in security, peace, aa conflict, with a secondary specialization in methodology. Her main research interests are positive inducements and sanctions as foreign policy tools, nuclear security and diplomacy, and public opinion in international relations.
AWC Masters Fellows:
Gia Dehart commissioned as a Naval Officer in 2012 from the US Naval Academy as a Chief of Naval Operations Distinguished Graduate and a Bachelor of Science in English. She has spent the majority of her career advising executive leadership on policy implementation in the areas of public affairs, legal, and human resources.
Marc Losito is a career military officer with a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis from Norwich University. He has spent the majority of his career in special operations units and national-level combat support agencies, serving in Iran Afghanistan, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, and France.