Major Fellowship Activities: Burke researched and wrote a report entitled How Little Is Enough? : U.S. End-Use Monitoring and Oversight of the Weapons Trade, which was released in January 2002. The defense items that the project addressed are both military items/equipment (those items included in the U.S. Munitions List), which are under the legal jurisdiction of the Arms Export Control Act, and dual use items, which are under the legal jurisdiction of the Export Administration Act. The project analyzed specific U.S. EUM programs, such as the Blue Lantern Program. An important element in clarifying the current EUM system, which will be included in the case analysis, is in regards to confusing jurisdictional aspects (i.e., which agency has jurisdiction in which cases). She attended meetings of the Small Arms and Arms Transfer working groups. She wrote an article for CDI’s Weekly Defense Monitor entitled “Powell Reaches Out to Africa, But On What Terms?” She compiled “Evolution of U.S. Policy on Small Arms,” a survey of speeches, official documents, and policy notes by U.S. government officials on small arms from 1995-2001, which shows the evolution of U.S. governmental policy. This document was distributed at a Senate briefing on the UN 2001 Conference on Small Arms that will be held July 9-20 in New York. It was also distributed at a press briefing at the National Press Club.
Current Activities: Burke recently passed the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate exam and plans on working as a green building consultant for a construction company. In 2009 she worked for the University of Maryland as a Defense Department contractor at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, where she was a research assistant involved in a study to remake the Defense Language Aptitude Battery. She is a member of the Monterey Bay chapter of the United Nations Association.