SSP Visits Historic Europe

From March 22-28, 2015 SSP graduate students, fellows, and faculty travelled to Europe for the annual spring break trip.  In addition to two RAF base visits in the UK and a trip to the American Embassy in London, the group spent two days in Normandy and capped off the trip with a visit to the Imperial War Museum. 

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Front Row (l-r): Ryan Bernacchi, Mayumi Fukushima, Lena Andrews, Amanda Rothschild, Fiona Cunningham, Marika Landau-Wells, Kacie Miura, Julia McDonald, Stephane Wolfgeher, Tim McDonnell; Back Row (l-r): Eric Thompson, Cullen Nutt, Rachel Odell, Joli Divon Saraf, Glenn Voelz, Reid Pauly, Taylor Fravel, Andrew Miller, Alexander Lanoczka, Phil Martin, and John Henderson.

What We Wrote

Taylor Fravel, faculty

“Chinese Sources and Chinese Strategy,” with Christopher P. Twomey (SSP alum), Real Clear Defense, February 23, 2015.

“Projecting Strategy: The Myth of Chinese Counter-Intervention,” with Christopher P. Twomey (SSP alum), The Washington Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Winter 2015).

“Things Fall Apart: Maritime Disputes and China’s Regional Diplomacy,” in Jacques deLisle and Avery Goldstein, eds, China’s Challenges: The Road Ahead (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).

Frank Gavin, faculty

“Friends or  Frenemies?” The American Interest, June 1, 2015.

Robert Haffa, alum

“Why Northrup Grumman Will Win the Bomber Competition,” Aviation Week and Space Technology, May 11-24, p. 74.

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Where We Spoke

Noel Anderson, grad student

Presenter, “Explaining Changing Trends in the Incidence of Civil War: Competitive Intervention and its Consequences for Intrastate Conflict,” University of Chicago’s Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security, Chicago, IL, April 2015.

Fotini Christia, faculty

Interview, “Studying conflict from the ground up,” by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office, March 4, 2105.

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Scholarships and Awards

Daniel Altman, alum

Awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dickey Center at Dartmouth College.

Noel Anderson, grad student

Awarded a National Fellowship from the Miller Center and a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship from the United States Institute of Peace for the 2015-16 academic year.

Fotini Christia, faculty

Named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow Recipient, she will receive up to $200,000, which will enable her to devote between one and two years to research and writing.

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Notes From All Over

Jeanne Guillemin, Senior Advisor

Was an invited delegate to the 2015 Paris Assembly, a conference on open-source learning and scientific research organized by the Centre de Recherche Interdiscipline (CRI), France, and Sage Bionetworks, Seattle, Washington. The conference was held in Paris, France, April 16-18, 2015.

Jennifer Lind, alum

Attended a symposium in Tokyo, Japan sponsored by Waseda University, and the John F. Kennedy Library. Lind’s research on Robert Kennedy’s 1962 visit to Japan, published in The National Interest  was featured in the museum exhibit, “JFK: His Life and Legacy” at the Japan National Archives. In March, Lind also published an essay in Foreign Affairs on the topic of Japan-South Korea reconciliation, “Making Up Isn’t Hard to Do.”

US Army Colonel David Pendall, USA, Military Fellow 2012-13

Currently Commander of the 66th Theater Intelligence Brigade conducted a series of information briefings on the current Army activities in Europe, support to NATO and Operation Atlantic Resolve. Known as Strong Europe, the session showcased the US Army commitment to our Allies and the NATO Alliance. The sessions occurred from 20-24 May at the Army Command and General Staff College, the School for Advanced Military Studies, both at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and a series of presentations at the US Army Intelligence Center and School, Fort Huachuca, Arizona.



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