March 2016 Update

Following is an update on the activities of the Scoville Fellowship since June 2015.

This month we added a new page to our website featuring testimonials of how recent fellows have used their professional development stipend. Since 2010, the fellowship has provided each Scoville Fellow with the opportunity to use a small stipend to attend relevant conferences and meetings, travel to conduct research, take language or policy courses, or purchase a subscription to policy journals in order to advance their knowledge and fellowship work. Read their testimonials here.

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists last fall we prepared a list of articles in that publication over the years written by Scoville Fellows.

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If you have not seen the bios of our spring 2016 fellows you may read them here.

 

New jobs, awards, and graduate school info of Scoville alumni since our last update:

Sara Monteabaro (Spring 2015 Fellow, Partnership for a Secure America) is the inaugural Morton L. Mandel Presidential Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, MA where she assists in strategic planning and program content for the executive office and also works on the projects within the Academy’s Global Security and International Affairs portfolio.

John Rodriguez (Spring 2015 Fellow, Center for National Policy) is a Legislative Correspondent for Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) where he is responsible for foreign affairs and national security policy.

Greg Terryn (Fall 2014 Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation) is a Research & Policy Associate at the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation where he was hired following the completion of his fellowship.

James McKeon (Fall 2014 Fellow, Stimson Center) became a Policy Analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and Council for a Livable World in January 2016.

Alexandra Van Dine (Fall 2014 Fellow, Nuclear Threat Initiative) is Program Associate for Scientific and Technical Affairs at NTI where she is continuing the work she did there during her fellowship.

Kristy Kumar (Spring 2014 Fellow, Center f or National Policy) began an MA program in International Human Rights with a concentration in forced labor and human trafficking at the Joseph Korbel School at the University of Denver in September 2015. She received the Josef Korbel School Founder’s Scholarship that will aid her tuition fees.

Audrey Williams (Fall 2013 Fellow, Stimson Center) was awarded a Fulbright research grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. She is based at Ankara University in Turkey, where she is conducting research on Turkish development cooperation with three countries in East Africa: Somalia, Kenya, and Sudan.

Jessica Bufford (Spring 2013 Fellow, Nuclear Threat Initiative) joined the IAEA as a Junior Professional Officer in the Division of Nuclear Security in 2015.

Que Newbill (Fall 2012 Fellow, Stimson Center) began his first year at Columbia University Law School in fall 2015.

Usha Sahay (Fall 2012 Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation) is an Interactive News Writer at the Wall Street Journal.

Robert Taj Moore (Fall 2011 Fellow, Henry L. Stimson Center) received his JD from Harvard University in 2015.

Patricia Morris (Spring 2011 Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation) became a Program Officer for the Children and Armed Conflict Accountability Initiative at Conflict Dynamics International. She supports projects and activities that advance policymaker and practitioner capacity, creativity, and connections to advance accountability for perpetrators of violations against children in war. She was a 2015 Truman National Security Fellow.

Robert Golan-Vilella (Fall 2010 Fellow, Arms Control Association) entered the University of Chicago Law School in fall 2015.

Taylor Jo Isenberg (Fall 2010 Fellow, Partnership for a Secure America) was a 2015 Truman National Security Fellow.

Adam Lichtenheld (Spring 2009 Fellow, National Security News Service), a PhD student in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, has been awarded the 2015-2016 Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship from the U.S. Institute of Peace and the 2015-2016 Herb York Global Security Fellowship at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at UC-San Diego.

Kasia Bzdak-Perdue (Fall 2007, Federation of American Scientists), Vice President of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles, recently also became the organization’s chief operating officer.

Sarah Chankin-Gould (Fall 2003 Fellow, Federation of American Scientists) received a Ph.D in International Relations from Tufts University in 2015.

Molly Farneth (Fall 2003 Fellow, Physicians for Social Responsibility) became an Assistant Professor of Religion at Haverford College in fall 2015 where her research interests include Religious Ethics, Religion and Politics, and Democratic Theory.

Kaleb Redden (Spring 2003 Fellow, Center for Nonproliferation Studies) became Director of the Strategy office in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in the Department of Defense. His office leads a wide range of efforts that guide Defense Department analysis and review including: formulating the Quadrennial Defense Review, assessing future national security challenges and risk management, developing long-term competitive strategies, coordinating global and internal policy planning, and deepening strategic collaboration with key allies and partners.

 

Highlights of Publications and Media Appearances by Scoville Fellows and alumni since our last update:

Yousef Bashir (Spring 2016 Fellow, Partnership for a Secure America) wrote Note to GOP hopefuls: Not all Palestinians are terrorists, The Hill’s Congress Blog, March 2, 2016

Lauren Chadwick (Spring 2016 Fellow, Center for Public Integrity)
• wrote The Simple Question the Pentagon Can’t Answer—Unless You Have $660 Million Slate, March 18, 2016
• wrote Most Voters Favor Defense Cuts. Most Politicians Don’t. Time, March 10, 2016

Leore Ben-Chorin (Fall 2015 Fellow, Brookings Institution)
• wrote Netanyahu and IDF Are Split on the Iran Nuclear Deal, The National Interest, March 2, 2016
• co-wrote Three goals to accomplish before the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, Brookings Institution, Order from Chaos blog, December 3, 2015

Taylor Brooks (Fall 2015 Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) wrote Why China needs to reign in North Korea’s hackers, The Christian Science Monitor, February 5, 2016

Hannah Haegeland (Fall 2015 Fellow, Stimson Center) wrote Why India Needs to Make Itself Heard in Nepal, The Diplomat, September 17, 2015

Elizabeth Philipp (Fall 2015 Fellow, Arms Control Association)
• wrote Is North Korea’s Nuclear Program Irreversible? The National Interest, March 19, 2016
• wrote Show but Don’t Tell: Selective Nuclear Narratives in North Korea, Arms Control Now, December 10, 2015

Wardah Khalid (Spring 2015 Fellow, Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund)
• interviewed in At Baltimore Mosque, Obama Tells Muslims: You’re Part of America Too, NPR’s Morning Edition, February 4, 2016
• interviewed on the challenges of the Syria peace talks, CCTV America, January 25, 2016
• appeared in Young Activists Turn Hashtags into Rallying Cries, ABC News Nightline, January 13, 2016

John Rodriguez (Spring 2015 Fellow, Center for National Policy)
• wrote My Muslim brothers-in-arms, The Boston Globe, January 31, 2016
• wrote Remembering War (V): The Korengal–‘Nothing except a battle lost…’ Foreign Policy, December 11, 2015
• wrote Now, Open the Ranger Regiment to Women, New York Times, August 20, 2015

James McKeon (Fall 2014 Fellow, Stimson Center) and Greg Terryn contributed to the Center for Arms Control and Non-proliferation’s Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Spending Request Briefing Book, February 2016

Greg Terryn (Fall 2014 Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation)
• co-wrote North Korean H-bomb? Not yet, but time is not on our side, The Hill, January 18, 2016
• co-wrote The Ultimate Nightmare: Why Bombing Iran Would Be a Disaster, The National Interest, August 4, 2015

Alexandra Van Dine (Fall 2014 Fellow, Nuclear Threat Initiative)
• wrote Tweet. Write. Speak. Millennials Must Make their Voices Heard at #NSS2016 NTI blog, March 17, 2016
• contributed to the NTI 2016 Nuclear Security Index, Nuclear Threat Initiative, January 2016

Shane Mason (Spring 2014 Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
• wrote India’s Achilles’ Heel: New Delhi Lags on Defense, Foreign Affairs, March 22, 2016
• contributed to A Normal Nuclear Pakistan, Stimson Center and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, August 2015
• wrote Pakistan’s New Military Budget: By the Numbers, The National Interest, July 5, 2015

Kate Edelen (Fall 2013 Fellow, Friends Committee for National Legislation Education Fund) wrote Nigeria Has Deteriorated Into A Major Humanitarian Crisis, UN Dispatch, October 2, 2015

Cody Poplin (Fall 2013 Fellow, ReThink Media)
• interviewed about the role that Guantanamo plays in jihadist propaganda, NPR’s On The Media, February 26, 2016
• co-wrote The New Great Game: A Battle for Access and Influence in the Indo-Pacific, Foreign Affairs, September 29, 2015

Audrey Williams (Fall 2013 Fellow, Stimson Center) wrote IAEA Technical Cooperation: Sustainable Development with a Nuclear Twist, Across the Aisle blog, August 11, 2015

Kelsey Davenport (Fall 2011 Fellow, Arms Control Association)
• discussed radioactive material stolen in Iraq on CNN, February 18, 2016
• wrote Iran deal implementation marks nonproliferation milestone, The Hill, January 25, 2016
• discussed Iran’s nuclear obligations on a panel at the Atlantic Council, December 17, 2015

Nate Cohn (Fall 2010 Fellow, Henry L. Stimson Center) discussed the Presidential primaries as a guest on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR affiliate WAMU in Washington, DC, January 28 2016

Robert Golan-Vilella (Fall 2010 Fellow, Arms Control Association) wrote Law in the Time of Endless War, The National Interest, August 17, 2015

Taylor Jo Isenberg (Fall 2010 Fellow, Partnership for a Secure America) spoke about Five Ways Millennials See Foreign Policy Differently  in a Reinvent panel, January 21, 2016

Jessica Anderson (Fall 2009 Fellow, Henry L. Stimson Center) wrote Reimagining the Refugee Camp, Foreign Policy, January 11, 2016

Adam Lichtenheld (Spring 2009 Fellow, National Security News Service) wrote How to really help the world’s new refugees, Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog, July 8, 2015

Kingston Reif (Spring 2008 Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation)
• wrote What the nuclear triad is, why it matters, CNN Opinion, December 16, 2015
• wrote A new missile gap? Real Clear Defense, August 12, 2015
• among experts assessing the Iran agreement of 2015, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, July 14, 2015

Alex Bollfrass (Spring 2007 Fellow, Arms Control Association)
• co-wrote Reducing the Risk of Nuclear War in the Nordic/Baltic Region, Stimson Center, December 15, 2015
• co-wrote Don’t Fear Refugees: Why They Pose Little Threat to National Security, Foreign Affairs, December 9, 2015
• wrote Three lessons from the Iran nuclear deal from a spy thriller about the Cold War, Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog, October 7, 2015

Martha (Clark) Dunigan (Fall 2002 Fellow, Physicians for Social Responsibility) co-wrote Military Security Contractors Get PTSD, Too, USA Today, June 11, 2015

Masako Toki (Fall 2001 Fellow, Union of Concerned Scientists) wrote Can Japan become a bridge-builder for nuclear disarmament, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, August 19, 2015

Philipp Bleek (Fall 1999 Fellow, Arms Control Association/Federation of American Scientists) wrote Iran Deal Buys Time: Now America’s Real Work Begins, The National Interest, July 18 2015

Elise Keppler (Fall 1997 Fellow, National Security News Service) wrote A missing piece on Africa and the ICC, Humanity United blog, June 4, 2015

Salome Samadashvili (Fall 1997 Fellow, Center for Nonproliferation Studies) wrote Muzzling the Bear: Strategic Defense for Russia’s Undeclared Information War on Europe, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, October 2015

Rachel Stohl (Fall 1997 Fellow, British American Security Information Council)
• wrote Obama’s failing record on drones, USA Today, February 23, 2016
• wrote A Year On, States Aren’t Enforcing the Landmark Arms Trade Treaty, World Politics Review, December 29, 2015
• co-wrote U.S. must get tough over child soldiers, CNN Opinions, September 28, 2015

Gaurav Kampani (Spring 1997 Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Counci) discussed Pakistan’s nuclear program on a panel at the Atlantic Council, December 14, 2015

Mark Sternman (Fall 1992 Fellow, British American Security Information Council)
• wrote Preventing Another Hiroshima: Making the Case For A Nuclear Deal with Iran, WBUR Boston, August 7, 2015
• wrote Letter to the Editor: US Diplomacy must look to solve conflicts peacefully, Boston Globe, July 16, 2015

Daryl Kimball (Fall 1989 Fellow, Physicians for Social Responsibility)
• interviewed on the Iran nuclear agreement, C-SPAN, January 18, 2016
• wrote Nuclear Deal Implementation Day, U.S. Institute of Peace’s Iran Primer, January 14, 2016
• wrote Myths and realities of Iran nuclear deal, The Baltimore Sun, August 16, 2015

John Feffer (Spring 1988 Fellow, Nuclear Times) wrote Between Rocks and a Hard Place in Africa, Foreign Policy, January 11, 2016