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Anupam Srivastava

Nonresident Fellow

Anupam Srivastava is a Non Resident Fellow with the Trade, Technology and Security Program at the Stimson Center.

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Seema Gahlaut

Senior Fellow

Seema Gahlaut is a Senior Fellow with the Trade, Technology and Security Program at the Stimson Center.

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Gordon Adams

Distinguished Fellow

Gordon Adams is a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center and professor in the U.S. Foreign Policy program at the School of International Service, American University.

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Maheyaar Barron

Research Assistant

Maheyaar Barron is a Research Assistant with the Food Security program at the Stimson Center. His research focuses on gastrodiplomacy, refugee communities, and the interrelationship between food and conflict.

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Michael Beck

Nonresident Fellow

Michael Beck is a Nonresident Fellow at Stimson with the Trade, Technology, and Security program.  His areas of expertise are WMD nonproliferation, export controls, and sanctions.  Beck is a founder and Vice President of TradeSecure, LLC.

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Nakia Bell

Associate Director of Finance

Nakia Bell is the Associate Director of Finance at the Stimson Center. She is responsible for providing program budget support and analysis. Before joining Stimson, Nakia served as the Compliance Manager for Martha’s Table.

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Oksana Bellas

Director of Finance and Administration

Oksana Bellas is the Director of Finance and Administration at the Stimson Center responsible for directing finance and accounting functions, human resources, and administrative services.

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Barry Blechman

Co-Founder

Barry M. Blechman is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center -- a nonpartisan, nonprofit think-tank in Washington, D.C. He co-founded Stimson and was chairman of its Board from 1989 to 2007.

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Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr.

Distinguished Fellow and Chairman Emeritus

Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield is a Distinguished Fellow and Chairman Emeritus at the Stimson Center. He has served as a national security official in the administrations of Presidents Reagan, G.H.W. Bush and G.W. Bush. Amb. Bloomfield was appointed by President Bush to be the U.S.

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Alex Bollfrass

Nonresident Fellow

Alex Bollfrass is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs working on a dissertation on intelligence assessments of nuclear weapons programs. 

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Ahsan Butt

Nonresident Fellow

Ahsan Butt is an Assistant Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a nonresident fellow at the Stimson Center. His research focuses on nationalism, security, international order, and South Asia.

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Heather Byrne

Research Assistant

Heather Byrne is a Research Assistant with the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center. She recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship in New Delhi, where she conducted archival and interview research on India’s China policy.

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Joanne Calapodas

Development Assistant

Joanne Calapodas is the Development Assistant at the Stimson Center. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Foreign Affairs and Spanish from the University of Virginia
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Richard Cincotta

Director

Richard Cincotta is a Political Demographer and Director of the Global Political Demography Program whose research focuses on the demographic transition and its relationships to political, economic and environmental change.

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Richard Cronin

Distinguished Fellow

Richard P. Cronin is a Distinguished Fellow at Stimson. Until July 2016 Cronin directed Stimson's Southeast Asia Program and Mekong Policy Project. Cronin joined Stimson in 2005 after a long career as an Asia Specialist with the non-partisan Congressional Research Service.

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Kevin J. Cuddy

Fellow

Kevin Cuddy is the Trade, Technology, and Security Fellow at the Stimson Center focusing on industry’s role in technology transfers and global non-proliferation programs. During his Fellowship at Stimson, Cuddy will continue to work as a Senior Manager for International Trade Compliance with Gene

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Richard Cupitt

Senior Associate

Richard T. Cupitt is Senior Associate and Director of the Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention program at Stimson. His areas of expertise include WMD nonproliferation, export controls, and foreign policy. Prior to joining Stimson, he served as the Special Coordinator for U.N.

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Shannon Dick

Research Associate

Shannon Dick is research associate with the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative at the Stimson Center, where she directly supports the work of the Conventional Defense Program. Her research focuses on issues pertaining to U.S.

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William Durch

Distinguished Fellow

William J. Durch is a Distinguished Fellow with the Stimson Center. Prior to joining Stimson in 1990, Durch served as a Foreign Affairs Officer with the U.S.

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Brian Eyler

Director

Brian Eyler is the Director of Stimson’s Southeast Asia program.

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Brian Finlay

President and CEO

Brian Finlay is the President and CEO at Stimson. His areas of expertise include nonproliferation, transnational crime, counter-trafficking, supply chain security and private sector engagement.

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Christopher Frangione

Distinguished Fellow

Christopher Frangione is Distinguished Fellow with the Stimson Center. He is an innovation advisor who helps organizations leverage open innovation, exponential technologies, and the crowd.

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Lindsay Getschel

Research Assistant

Lindsay Getschel is a Research Assistant with the Environmental Security program at the Stimson Center. Her research focuses on the global impact of U.S. climate and energy policy. She has also researched the intersection between climate change and conflict and its impact on global security.

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Brian Goebel

Distinguished Fellow

Brian Goebel is a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center. He is also the President of Reason in Government as well as President of 2040 Matters, LLC.  He is the Founder of Sentinel Holdings, LLC, and currently serves on its Board.

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Aditi Gorur

Director

Aditi Gorur is the Director of the Protecting Civilians in Conflict Program and a Senior Associate at Stimson. Her primary research focus is on preventing and responding to violence against civilians, particularly in the context of peacekeeping operations.

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Hannah Haegeland

Research Analyst

Hannah E. Haegeland is a Research Analyst in Stimson's South Asia Program working on nuclear security, crisis escalation and management, and regional politics.

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Eyal Hanfling

Research Assistant

Eyal Hanfling is a Research Assistant with the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center. His research interests include strategic culture, India-Pakistan confidence building measures, and domestic politics in South Asia. Hanfling holds a B.A.

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Victoria K. Holt

Distinguished Fellow

Victoria K. Holt is a Distinguished Fellow at the Henry L. Stimson Center.

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Scott Jones

Nonresident Fellow

Scott A. Jones is a Nonresident Fellow at Stimson with the Trade, Technology, and Security program.  His areas of expertise are WMD nonproliferation, export controls, sanctions, and economics.  Jones is also a principal at TradeSecure, LLC.

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Michelle Kae

Research Associate and Producer

Michelle Kae is a Research Associate at the Stimson Center and the Producer of “38 North,” a web journal that provides policy and technical analysis on North Korea.

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Jacqueline Kempfer

Research Associate

Jackie Kempfer is a Research Associate with the Nuclear Security program at the Stimson Center. She holds a Masters of International Studies from North Carolina State University, where she concentrated on nuclear security and nonproliferation.

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Pamela Kennedy

Research Associate

Pamela Kennedy is a Research Associate with the East Asia program at Stimson. She holds a M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A.

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Michael Krepon

Co-founder/Senior Associate

Michael Krepon co-founded the Stimson Center in 1989. He served as Stimson’s President and CEO until 2000, and continues to direct Stimson’s programming on nuclear and space issues.

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Alfredo Labbe

Nonresident Fellow

Ambassador Alfredo Labbé is a senior Chilean Diplomat, serving currently as Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Especial Envoy for Nuclear and International Security.

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Ellen Laipson

Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus

Ellen Laipson is a Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus of Stimson. Laipson joined Stimson in 2002, after 25 years of government service. Her last post was Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council (1997-2002).

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Sameer Lalwani

Senior Fellow & Co-Director

Sameer Lalwani is a Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center where where he researches nuclear deterrence, interstate rivalry, crisis behavior, and counter/insurgency.

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Trinh Le

Research Analyst

Trinh Le is a Research Analyst with the Nuclear Safeguards and Nuclear Security Programs at the Stimson Center. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Virginia with her focuses on high-energy particle physics at research colliders.

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John Lichtefeld

Nonresident Fellow

John Lichtefeld is a Nonresident Fellow with Stimson’s Southeast Asia program and is engaged in research involving environmental security and political adaptation to climate change in mainland Southeast Asia.
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Michael Madden

Nonresident Fellow

Michael Madden is a Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center and a leading contributing analyst to 38 North.
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Faiqa Mahmood

Visiting Fellow

Faiqa Mahmood is a Visiting Fellow at the South Asia Program of the Stimson Center, where she is currently conducting research on the nuclear discourse in Pakistan. Ms.

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Johanna Mendelson Forman

Distinguished Fellow

Johanna Mendelson Forman is a Distinguished Fellow with the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative at the Stimson Center, where she works on security and development issues, including regional multilateral engagement, civil-military relations and stabilization and reconstruction.

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Lillian Mercho

Communications Specialist

Lillian Mercho is the Communications Specialist at the Stimson Center. She has experience in reporting, graphic design, political communications and non-profit communications. She holds a bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism and French from the University of North Carolina.
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Bessma Momani

Nonresident Fellow

Bessma Momani is a Nonresident Fellow of The Stimson Center. She is Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

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Allen Moore

Senior Advisor

Allen Moore joined the Stimson Center as a Senior Advisor early in 2009, working primarily with the Global Health Security program until 2012 when he joined the Managing Across Boundaries initiative in the same capacity.

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Polly Nayak

Distinguished Fellow, South Asia

Polly Nayak is a Distinguished Fellow with the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center. Nayak retired in 2002 as a senior government executive after a wide-ranging intelligence career.

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Frank ODonnell

Nonresident Fellow

Frank O’Donnell is a Nonresident Fellow with Stimson’s South Asia Program. His areas of expertise include nuclear doctrine and posture development, conventional military modernization, and national security policymaking processes in India, China and Pakistan.

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Agnieszka Paczynska

Nonresident Fellow

Agnieszka Paczynska is Associate Professor at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University and the Principal Investigator of a United States Institute of Peace-funded project, “Emerging Powers in Post-Conflict and Transitional Settings: the New Politics of Reconstructi

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Logan Pauley

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow

Logan Pauley is a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow with the East Asia program at Stimson. His research focuses on U.S.-China relations particularly in regard to Syria, conflict, global governance, international organizations, and responsibility. He holds a M.A.

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Samantha Pitz

Research Assistant

Samantha Pitz is a Research Assistant at the Stimson Center and the Production Assistant for “38 North,” a web journal that provides policy and technical analysis on North Korea.

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Richard Ponzio

Director and Senior Fellow

Richard Ponzio is Director of the Just Security 2020 Program and a Senior Fellow at Stimson. Previously, he directed the Global Governance Program at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, where (in a partnership with Stimson) he served as Director for the Albright-Gambari Commission on Global S

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Kathryn Rauhut

Nonresident Fellow

Kathryn Rauhut is an attorney specializing in international security based in Vienna, Austria. She works primarily on nuclear security governance, accountability and liability issues with a focus on cybersecurity.

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Jayita Sarkar

Nonresident Fellow

Jayita Sarkar is a Nonresident Fellow with the Stimson Center's South Asia program. Sarkar is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies.

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Sarah Savoy

Sarah Savoy is the Director of Development at the Stimson Center. She has 10 years of non-profit experience in research, government relations, and development.

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Hamza Shad

Research Assistant

Hamza Shad is a Research Assistant with the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center. His research interests include ethnic politics, ideological movements, insurgencies, international institutions, and development. He holds a B.A.

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Lisa Sharland

Nonresident Fellow

Sharland is a Nonresident Fellow from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra, where her research focuses on peacekeeping and Australia-Africa engagement.

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Amanda Shaver

Research Associate

Amanda Shaver is a Research Associate with Environmental Security program at the Stimson Center.

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Audel Shokohzadeh

Communications Officer

Audel is a communications officer with the Stimson Center. He received his Masters in Public Policy from The University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a dual Bachelor of Arts in political science and communications from The University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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James Siebens

Research Associate

James Siebens is the Research Associate for Diplomacy of Force, a project led by Stimson co-founder Barry Blechman. Siebens previously served as the Special Assistant to the President and CEO at the Stimson Center.

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Melanie W. Sisson

Senior Associate

Melanie W. Sisson is Senior Associate with the Stimson Center Defense Strategy and Planning Program.  Her work focuses on the relationship between defense strategic planning processes and the likelihood of achieving foreign policy and national security objectives.

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Mallory Stewart

Nonresident Fellow

Mallory Stewart is a nonresident fellow in the WMD, Nonproliferation, and Security program at the Stimson Center. Her areas of expertise include chemical and biological weapons law and policy, space security policy, U.S. missile defense, and nonproliferation and arms control law.

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Rachel Stohl

Managing Director

Rachel Stohl is Managing Director and directs the Conventional Defense Program. Her areas of expertise focus on issues relating to the international arms trade, including drones, small arms and light weapons, and children in armed conflict.

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Robert L. Suettinger

Senior Advisor and Consultant

Robert Suettinger currently is a Senior Advisor and Consultant at the Stimson Center, working on issues pertaining to Chinese politics.  Prior to joining Stimson, he was an Analytic Director at CENTRA Technology, Inc. for nine years.

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Yun Sun

co-Director

Yun Sun is co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center. Her expertise is in Chinese foreign policy, U.S.-China relations and China's relations with neighboring countries and authoritarian regimes.

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Emily Tallo

Research Assistant

Emily Tallo is a Research Assistant with the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center. Her research interests include political violence and civil unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, South Asian geopolitics, Indian foreign policy, counterterrorism, and counterinsurgency.  She holds a B.S.

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Yuki Tatsumi

Co-Director

Yuki Tatsumi is Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the Japan Program at the Stimson Center.

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Amara Thiha

Nonresident Fellow

Amara Thiha is a Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center. From 2015 October to 2016, Amara served in Technical Secretariat Center (TSC) of Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee (JMC) as Research Manager.

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Makayla Thompson

Finance & Administration Assistant

Makayla Thompson is the Finance & Administration Assistant at Stimson Center. She assists with finance and accounting functions, administration support, and contract & grant support.

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Jenny Town

Research Analyst and Managing Editor

Jenny Town is a Research Analyst at the Stimson Center and the Managing Editor and Producer of “38 North,” a web journal that provides policy and technical analysis on North Korea.

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Akriti Vasudeva

Research Associate

Akriti Vasudeva is a Research Associate with the South Asia program at the Stimson Center.

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Madeline Vellturo

Research Associate

Madeline Vellturo is a Research Associate with Stimson’s Protecting Civilians in Conflict Program. She recently completed a Master’s of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs focusing on International Security Policy and Conflict Resolution.

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Cindy Vestergaard

Director

Cindy Vestergaard is the Director of Stimson’s Nuclear Safeguards Program. Her current research focuses on the impact of evolving international safeguards obligations on states and facility operators.

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Courtney Weatherby

Research Analyst

Courtney Weatherby is a Research Analyst with the Southeast Asia program at Stimson.

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Travis Wheeler

Research Associate

Travis Wheeler is a Research Associate in the Stimson Center’s South Asia Program, where he manages Stimson's Nuclear Learning initiative. His research focuses on deterrence, geopolitics, and maritime issues in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

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Haidi Scarlet Willmot

Nonresident Fellow

Willmot is a Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center. She worked for the United Nations Secretariat for a number of years, in the U.N. Operations and Crisis Centre and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, including assignments with the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the U.N.

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Joel S. Wit

Senior Fellow and Director

Joel S. Wit is a Senior Fellow with Stimson and Director of 38 North. Wit is an internationally recognized expert on Northeast Asia security issues. As a U.S.

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Sally Yozell

Senior Associate

Sally Yozell is a Senior Associate and Director of the Environmental Security program at the Stimson Center.

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