SSP visits military bases in southern U.S.

Continuing a long tradition of linking theory with practice, eighteen members of the Security Studies Program at MIT ventured south in March 2013 to visit five military installations.

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L-R: Dave Pendall, Alec Worsnop, Rachel Whitlark, Sameer Lalwani, Marika Landau-Wells, Ketian Zhang, Cindy Williams, Caglar Kurc, Amanda Rothschild, Kirk Dorr, Noel Anderson, Barry Posen, Chris Clary, Brian Haggerty, John Christopher, Fiona Cunningham, Steve Russell, and Lena Andrews.

Where We Spoke

Christopher Clary, grad student

Participant, “U.S. Dialogue on Airpower Issues,” Rand Corporation, Washington, DC, February 27-28, 2013.

Presenter, “Doctrine, Capabilities, and Stability in South China,” (Co-authored with Vipin Narang, SSP faculty), Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC, March 12, 2013.

Participant, Asian Stability Workshop, hosted by U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 19-22.

John S. Park, Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow

Speaker, "China-North Korea Relations: Parties, Politics, and New Perspectives," The Korea Society, New York, March 2013.

Briefing, "Exploring Mechanisms for Crisis Avoidance in U.S.-China Relations," Senate and House Staffers, Washington, DC, March 2013.

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What We Wrote

Taylor Fravel, faculty

“Xi Jinping and PLA,” (with Dennis Blasco), the diplomat.com, March 19, 2013.

Dave Pendall, SSP Army Fellow

“Using Theater Security Cooperation to Develop Strategic Leaders,” Army Magazine, (April).

“Cyberspace Operation in Support of Counterinsurgency Operations,” with Ronald Wilkes and Timothy Robinson, Land Warfare Paper 95, (Institute of Land Warfare, April 2013).

“Integrating the Intel Enterprise", Geospatial Intelligence Forum, December 2012.

Cindy Williams, Principal Research Scientist

Making Defense Affordable, The Hamilton Project, February 2013.

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Notes From All Over

SSP alum, John Payne has accepted a position in the brand new Security Studies Program at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.

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Awards and Scholarships

Daniel Altman, SSP grad student, has accepted a Stanton Nuclear Predoctoral Fellowship at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) for next year.

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