Boaz Atzili, alum
Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure at the School of International Service, American University.
His book, Good Fences Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict has won the Furniss Book Award from the Mershon Center for International Security at Ohio State University. The award is “given annually to an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security.” Boaz is the third MIT SSP student to win this award in the past ten years (Ben Valentino won in 2004, and Joshua Rovner in 2011).
Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch, alum
Appointed as Visiting Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Wellesley College.
David Blum, alum
Appointed Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University in the Applied Economics Program. Beginning Fall 2014, he will teach a course titled Real Risk.
Keren Fraiman, alum
Awarded a Post-Doctoral Terrorism Research Award from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).
Richard Samuels, faculty
Appointed an Einstein Visiting Professor at the Free University of Berliin, where he will be working with colleagues and grad students to develop a program on Asian Security Studies.
Will Norris, alum
Currently an assistant professor at the Bush School at Texas A&M University. Awarded a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC for the 2014-15 academic year where he will be looking at the problem of inadvertent escalation in the East Asian strategic context.