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AWC America in the World Consortium

Promoting original research | Cultivating respect for diversity | Providing experience

AWC logoFounded in 2018 by AGS and its partners at UT-Austin and Johns Hopkins University, the America in the World Consortium (AWC) is a dynamic partnership of schools seeking to create a more vibrant debate among policy-interested academics about America’s role in the world.

The mission of the AWC is to prepare the next generation to confront geopolitical challenges and advance American national interests and values abroad.  The Consortium seeks to achieve its mission by better training national security professionals at all levels.  The community promotes original research, a respect for intellectual diversity and provides additional experience for future practitioners and policy makers.

AWC offerings include pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, Masters programming and funding, opportunities for undergraduates to engage outside of the classroom and a program that focuses on the nexus of law and national security.

The Consortium also hosts graduate conferences and symposia and professional workshops and conferences that sponsor publications.

For more information on the AWC and upcoming opportunities, visit our website.

Read about our AWC post-doctoral fellow, pre-doctoral fellows, and MPP fellows below.

Hal Brands
Peter Feaver
Will Inboden

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

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:

Robett Allred

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.

Becca Dudley

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

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

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

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.