June 2013 Update

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Scoville Update June 2013

Following is an update on the activities of the Scoville Fellowship since our last email in February.

In April we held the 2013 Scoville Fellowship annual reception at the National Press Club, where General James Cartwright (USMC, ret.) was the featured speaker. See photos from the reception at our new flickr page. 

In an effort to provide greater opportunities for Scoville Fellows to contribute to international peace and security efforts with leading organizations in DC we have recently added the Center for Public Integrity as a host organization. Scoville Fellows will be able to work on national security issues with former Washington Post  Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter R. Jeffrey Smith and Douglas Birch, a former Moscow bureau chief for the Baltimore Sun and former defense/security editor for the AP in Washington.

The following are highlights of work performed by current and former Scoville Fellows over the past few months. The semester and organizations indicate when and where the person did his/her fellowship, not where he/she is working now. Please mouse over the link and hit control to view the articles. 

Usha Sahay (Fall 2012, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation) co-wrote The Best-Laid Iran Plans, in The National Interest, June 12, 201.

Marcus Taylor (Fall 2012, Arms Control Association) and Kelsey Davenport (Fall 2011, Arms Control Association) co-wrote Assessing Progress on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: Updated Report Card 2010-2013 Arms Control Association, April 2013. 

Kelsey Davenport (Fall 2011, Arms Control Association) and Sarah Williams (Fall 2010, American Association for the Advancement of Science) were among three writers of The future of nuclear security published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 24, 2013.

Cassidy Regan (Spring 2011, Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund) co-wrote Aid Gone Awry in Africa in U.S. News & World Report, June 19, 201.

Nate Cohn (Fall 2010, Stimson Center) wrote Could North Korea Nuke Washington? in The New Republic, March 8, 2013.

Taylor Jo Isenberg (Fall 2010, Partnership for a Secure America) wrote Young Conservatives Want Government as a Force for Good in the New York Times on March 6, 201.

Kingston Reif  (Spring 2008, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation) wrote Jersey Shore 2.0: An East Coast Missile-Defense Site in Time, June 4, 2013.

Travis Sharp (Fall 2006, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation) wrote Placebo: The 2014 Defense Budget and DOD’s Credibility Challenges published by the Center for a New American Security, April 10, 2013 and was quoted  in Pentagon’s proposed budget about same as last year in the Washington Post. Travis was selected as a Harold W. Rosenthal Fellow in International Relations for Summer 2013. He will work at the Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy. He is the second Scoville Fellow to have received the Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship. Jared Feinberg (Spring 1998 Fellow, Center for Defense Information) was a 2000 Harold Rosenthal Fellow with it the State Department. Travis was awarded the John Parker Compton Memorial Fellowship in International Relations, the award given annually to a first-year Woodrow Wilson MPA student for excellence in the study of international relations. He was named a Student Fellow, Center for International Security Studies, Princeton University, where he will lead the Policymaker Speaker Series which brings government officials to Princeton to talk about policy and their careers.

Masako Toki (Fall 2001, Union of Concerned Scientists) helped run the Critical Issues Forum, a project of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, that engaged high school students from Japan, Russia and the U.S. in a two-day conference in April to discuss nonproliferation and disarmament issues. 

Rachel Stohl (Fall 1997, British American Security Information Council) wrote a New York Times op-ed Tell the Truth About the Arms Treaty  on April 11, 2013 and Arms Twisting on May 30 in Foreign Policy. 

Loung Ung (Spring 1997, Peace Action Education Fund) was one of several writers of (and briefly appeared in) Girl Rising, a film about the benefits of removing barriers to girls’ education. Loung wrote the section about a girl from her native Cambodia.Narrators of the film include Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington

Daryl Kimball (Fall 1989, Physicians for Social Responsibility) co-wrote a letter to the editor, Nuclear-Arms Budgetary Realities that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on March 25, 2013. He also wrote How to Break the Deadlock on Missile Defense in The Moscow Times, May 27, 2013 and Death by Cuts to a Thousand: Obama’s plan to reduce nuclear weapons does too little and will take too long Foreign Policy, June 20, 2013

John Feffer (Spring 1988, Nuclear Times) wrote The Real North Korea in the Korean Quarterly, Spring 2013.

Finally, some of our fall 2012 Scoville Fellows have secured jobs following the completion of their fellowships. 

Que Newbill (Fall 2012, Stimson Center) is a Fulbright Program Assistant at Amideast-Fulbright Division. He administers the Fulbright Foreign Student program on behalf of the Department of State and advises Fulbright students from Libya, Tunisia, and Jordan regarding their grants. Once a student is nominated, he handles everything from their university acceptance, to their arrival/departure, to signing their first lease, and providing guidance for the duration of their grant.

Usha Sahay (Fall 2012, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation) was recently hired as the Director of Digital Outreach at the Council for a Livable World, the Center’s sister organization. Usha will manage the Council’s digital strategy, online advocacy, and fundraising for Senate candidates. She will also continue some of the research that she worked on during her fellowship.