The Stimson Center announced today the appointment of its newest class of Nonresident Fellows: James Borton and Mallory Stewart.
“I am delighted to welcome our newest class of fellows to Stimson,” said Stimson President and CEO Brian Finlay. “James Borton brings tremendous insight and perspective on environment and security issues in the South China Sea and Mekong region from his tenure as a long-time correspondent for the Washington Times in the Asia-Pacific. Mallory Stewart widens Stimson’s legal bona fides, following service at the Department of State where she worked tirelessly to address the scourge of chemical and conventional weapons, the weaponization of space, and a host of transnational threats to the United States. I am happy to welcome James and Mallory to Stimson’s growing team.”
James Borton; Nonresident Fellow; Southeast Asia Program: Borton is a veteran editor and writer with over 25 years experience in Southeast Asia. He was an Asia Pacific correspondent for The Washington Times. He is the author of Venture Japan (Probus 1992) and has edited two books, The South China Sea: Challenges and Promises (2015) and Islands and Rocks in the South China Sea: Post Hague Ruling (2017). In addition, he edited two journals, Venture Japan and New Asia Review (Greenwood/Praeger). Borton is a faculty associate at the Walker Institute at the University of South Carolina, and holds a B.A and a M.A with honors in English and American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Mallory Stewart; Nonresident Fellow; WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security: Prior to joining Stimson, Stewart was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Emerging Security Challenges and Defense Policy in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance (AVC) at the U.S. Department of State. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing the Office of Emerging Security Challenges and the Office of Chemical and Biological Weapons Affairs. Stewart joined the State Department in 2002 as an attorney in the Legal Adviser’s Office. In 2014, Stewart was a recipient of the Secretary’ of State’s Award for Excellence in International Security Affairs for her work on the international effort to eliminate Syrian chemical weapons. She holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
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