Notes From All Over

Shalom Flank, Alum ’93

Flank will be back in Boston in November for the Microgrid 2017 conference to present a paper on the new Microgrid Extension Service he has helped to create in Washington DC. This is a topic that was kindled through what he learned from Harvey Sapolsky about the start of Agricultural Extension Services in the 19th century.

Jeanne Guillemin, Senior Advisor

On September 10, CNN/HLN televised a special program on the 2001 terrorist anthrax letter attacks (“Medical Detectives: Something’s Killing Me” series). Guillemin, whose 2011 book American Anthrax documented the attacks, was a consultant for the program and appears in it as a commentator.

On September 29, Guillemin’s publisher, Columbia University Press, nominated her new book, Hidden Atrocities: Japanese Germ Warfare and American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo Trial, for a Pulitzer Prize.

Jennifer Lind, Alum ’04

Lind was awarded the Nakasone Award for her studies of Japanese and East Asian international affairs from the Institute of International Policy Studies, Tokyo. Lind is spending the fall as Associate Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Joshua Rovner, Alum ’08

In August, Rovner started a new position as Associate Professor in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC.

Vikram Mansharamani, Alum ’04

Mansharamani is now a Lecturer in Engineering Sciences at the Harvard John Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Laura Holgate, Alum ’90

“Ambassador Laura Holgate brings nuclear security expertise to Third Way,” Third Way: Fresh Thinking, September 27, 2017.

David Weinberg, Alum ’12

David Weinberg started a new job this September as the Anti-Defamation League’s Washington Representative for International Affairs. In this capacity, he will be serving as the organization’s main point of contact with Congress, the administration, and foreign officials in Washington on ADL’s international agenda, seeking to protect Jewish communities overseas and serve as a Jewish voice for equal treatment for all people.

Andrew Miller, Graduate Student

Miller was named a Graduate Research Fellow by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).