Notes From All Over

Faculty and SSP Director Taylor Fravel’s book Active Defense, about China's military strategy, has been named one of Book Authority's best new China histories for 2020.

Paul Heer, Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow, 2015-16 has joined the Center for the National Interest as a “Distinguished Fellow.”

Sara Plana, graduate student, will be starting in September as a Predoctoral Fellow at the International Security Program in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Trevor Thrall, alum ’96, and Chris Savos, alum ’93
About a year ago Trevor and Chris started an online training company for national security and risk intelligence professionals called E38 Academy—named after the MIT building that housed the DACS programming the early 1990s. They recently sold E38 Academy to a training company in northern Virginia that Chris has joined as a VP and Trevor as a consultant to recreate the E38 idea through a new effort called Proficiency1.  If you have a course--or even an idea for a course--that you’d like to offer in a self-paced online environment, get in touch with Chris and Trevor through and they’ll help you make the transition.

Paul Van Hooft, SSP Affiliate, and Stanton Fellow 2018-2019
In September 2020, Paul Van Hooft will start a new position at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) in the Netherlands, where he will head the program on trans-Atlantic relations, with a focus on U.S. grand strategy and European strategic autonomy.