Notes From All Over

Boaz Atzili, Alum ’06

Boaz Atzili was a guest editor for a special volume of the journal Territory, Politics, Governance, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017: Territorial Designs  (with Burak Kadercan). 


Kelly M. Greenhill, Research Affiliate

A new, Italian edition of Greenhill’s book, Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion and Foreign Policy was published by military and political history publisher, LEG Edizioni. Interviews associated with the publication of the book appeared in Italian media outlets La Stampa; Quotidiano Nazionale; and Panorama.


Laura Holgate, Alum ‘90

In January, Laura Holgate resigned from her post as US Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency and other international organizations in Vienna, Austria and returned to her home in Arlington, VA.  Since then, she has become a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Senior Visitor at the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy at the Elliott School of Public Policy.  In February, she spoke on a panel on US-Russia cooperation at the Nuclear Deterrence Summit in Washington, DC.  In March, she co-authored an article for the Foreign Policy “Shadow Government” blog on preserving funding for the IAEA.


Reid Pauly, graduate student

Reid Pauly will be a pre-doctoral fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center during the 2017-18 academic year.


Jeremy Pressman, Alum, ’02

After counting the size and locations of the Women’s March in January, Jeremy Pressman co-founded and co-directs, with Erica Chenoweth, the Crowd Counting Consortium to count protests and demonstrations in the United States. You may visit or see summary updates in the Monkey Cage.


Sara Plana, graduate student & Tim McDonnell, graduate student

Sara Plana and Tim McDonnell were chosen to attend Bridging the Gap's New Era Foreign Policy (NEFP) Conference in Washington, DC this March. The NEFP Conference brings together select PhD students in international relations and comparative politics from across the country to discuss contemporary challenges in American foreign policy and how scholars can contribute through policy-relevant research. 


Jayita Sarkar, CIS Security Studies Fellow, 2016-17

Jayita Sarkar will be receiving a grant from the Stanton Foundation to develop and teach a new undergraduate course on nuclear politics at Boston University in AY 2017-18, where she will be joining as a tenure-track faculty in the fall of 2017.


Joel Sokolsky, Research Affiliate

Joel Sokolsky is a part of a Canadian Department of National Defence-funded research project on the future of the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD). 


David Weinberg, Alum '12

David Weinberg was quoted by Jeremy Diamond and Jim Sciutto, "Trump, Saudis Hit Reset Button," CNN, March 17, 2017.

David Weinberg was quoted by Mirren Gidda, "Why the Gulf States and Jordan are Carrying Out Mass Executions," Newsweek, March 10, 2017.

David Weinberg was quoted by Akbar Shahid Ahmed, "Donald Trump Has Already Picked His Favorite Muslims: The President's Team Has Only Nice Things to Say About Egypt, Jordan, and the UAE," March 6, 2017.