Following is an update on the activities of the Scoville Fellowship since October.
In March we held the 2015 Scoville Fellowship annual reception at the Rayburn House Office Building. Senator Chris Murphy gave the keynote address and we celebrated the newest Scoville Fellows and commemorated the 100th anniversary of Dr. Scoville’s birth. See photos and videos of the event.
March 16, 2015 was the centenary of the birth of Herbert Scoville, Jr. See him discussing the importance of avoiding the use of nuclear weapons.
We have added the Alliance for Peacebuilding as a host organization to provide more opportunities for future Scoville Fellows interested in working on conflict resolution.
We recently created a post on the social media website Medium titled 14 Reasons To Get a Job In Peace and Security a (hopefully) humorous take on the benefits of working for arms control and conflict resolution in Washington, DC. This post was created with input from our board, fellows, and staff with the goal of raising the profile of the Scoville Fellowship. Read the post and click the “Recommend” button at the bottom of the article and then share it on Twitter, Facebook, and by email.
Scoville Fellows’ New Jobs and Publications
Wardah Khalid (Spring 2015 Fellow, Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund)
- wrote Nuclear negotiators must continue their work Baltimore Sun, April 4, 2015
- discussed ISIL recruitment and Jihadi John CCTV-America, February 26, 2015
- wrote Bombs Are Not the Answer: 5 non-military ways to stop the Islamic State group U.S. News & World Report, February 18, 2015
James McKeon (Fall 2014 Fellow, Stimson Center) co-wrote Beyond Boundaries in Brazil: Innovating for Proliferation Prevention Stimson Center Report, January 2015
Greg Terryn (Fall 2014 Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation)
- helped explain the IranTalks in a two minute video, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, May 29, 2015
- co-wrote The Wrong Move: Adding Nuclear Weapons to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Defense One, February 9, 2015
- co-wrote American Nuclear Strategy: The Case for a Minimal-Deterrence Policy The National Interest December 1, 2014
Alexandra Van Dine (Fall 2014 Fellow, Nuclear Threat Initiative)
- wrote 5 Big Nuclear Security Challenges Beyond Iran UN Dispatch, March 19, 2015
- was hired as a Program Associate for Scientific and Technical Affairs at NTI after the conclusion of her fellowship
Shane Mason (Spring 2014 Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) was an editor of Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in S. Asia Stimson Center, April 2015
Kate Edelen (Fall 2013 Fellow, Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund)
- wrote Top UN Officials Warn of Ebola’s Stubborn Persistence in West Africa UN Dispatch, April 17, 2015
- co-wrote To Defeat Boko Haram, Give Peace a Chance The National Interest, January 16, 2015
- co-wrote Central African Republic Crisis: Managing Natural Resources for Peace FCNL Shared Security Policy Brief, November 2014
Ariana Rowberry (Fall 2013 Fellow, Brookings Institution)
- wrote a report on Advanced Conventional Weapons, Deterrence and the U.S.-Japan Alliance Brookings Institution, December 2014
- now a Special Assistant at the National Security Council
Audrey Williams (Fall 2013 Fellow, Stimson Center) wrote a report about The Role of the IAEA in Balancing Security and Development Priorities Stimson Center, November 2014
Kelsey Davenport (Fall 2011 Fellow, Arms Control Association)
- discussed the nuclear agreement with Iran at the Atlantic Council, April 3, 2015
- co-wrote Keeping tabs on nuclear security commitments Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, March 31, 2015
- interviewed about why Democrats accuse Republican senators of undermining Obama on Fox News, March 10, 2015
Nate Cohn (Fall 2010 Fellow, Henry L. Stimson Center) wrote Why the Cuba Issue No Longer Cuts Against Democrats in Florida The New York Times The Upshot, December 17, 2014
Robert Golan-Vilella (Fall 2010 Fellow, Arms Control Association)
- wrote America is Never (Ever, Ever) Ending the War on Terror The National Interest, April 27, 2015
- wrote The Current AUMF Debate Is Weird The National Interest, November 12, 2014
Taylor Jo Isenberg (Fall 2010 Fellow, Partnership for a Secure America) was selected by Forbes Magazine as one of its 30 under 30 list of game changers, movers and makers in law and policy.
Kingston Reif (Spring 2008 Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation)
- interviewed in Ice Cold U.S., Russia Relations Put Strain On Nuclear Agreements NPR All Things Considered, May 14, 2015
- was one of several prominent nuclear policy experts asked to offer their assessments of the Iran nuclear framework agreement Bulletin of Atomic Scientist, April 3, 2015
- wrote How to Actually Prevent a Nuclear Arms Race in the Middle East National Interest, March 2, 2015
Adam Lichtenheld (Spring 2009 Fellow, National Security News Service) wrote The Problem With “Safe Zones” in the Middle East UN Dispatch, November 17, 2014
Alex Bollfrass (Spring 2007 Fellow, Arms Control Association)
- co-wrote How climate change makes the world more violent in the Monkey Cage blog in the Washington Post, May 21, 2015
- co-wrote The Effects of Temperature on Political Violence Public Library of Science, May 20, 2015
Claire Applegarth (Fall 2004 Fellow, Arms Control Association) is a Cybersecurity Lead at MITRE Corporation, where she helps develop cyber policy and strategy for government agencies in the law enforcement and homeland security fields.
Kristin (Thompson) Sharp (Spring 2001 Fellow, Center for Nonproliferation Studies) is deputy chief of staff to Senator Mark Warner where she focuses on a variety of issues including defense.
Rachel Stohl (Fall 1997 Fellow, British American Security Information Council)
- wrote All the President’s Drones: Obama’s Targeted Killing Problem The National Interest, April 20, 2015
- wrote U.S. must take lead in tackling arms trade CNN, December 23, 2014
E. Scott Adler (Spring 1989 Fellow, Union of Concerned Scientists & Center for Defense Information) co-wrote Congress and the President: Set Your Sights Low Roll Call commentary, December 4, 2014
Daryl Kimball (Fall 1989 Fellow, Physicians for Social Responsibility)
- interviewed about Nuclear-Armed Nations on CSPAN’s Washington Journal, April 5, 2015
- wrote Here’s How Congress Can Help the Iran Nuclear Talks National Interest, March 13, 2015
- interviewed on Critics Worry Nuclear Reactor Deal With India Has A Dark Side NPR Morning Edition, January 27, 2015