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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Senior Fellow & Director
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.
F. David Diaz is a Nonresident Fellow at Stimson in the Conventional Defense Program.
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.
Jim Finkel is the President of the Atrocities Prevention Study Group. Finkel ended his 35-year career as a member of the senior civil service in May 2013. During the final 20 years of his service, he held positions that provided him an insider’s eye view of the evolution of U.S.
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.
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.
Seema Gahlaut is a Senior Fellow with the Trade, Technology and Security Program at the Stimson Center.
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.
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.
Caitlin Goodman is a Communications Specialist at the Stimson Center. Prior to joining Stimson, she was a Communications and Outreach Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Hannah E. Haegeland is a Research Analyst in Stimson's South Asia Program working on nuclear security, crisis escalation and management, and regional politics.
Victoria K. Holt is a Distinguished Fellow at the Henry L. Stimson Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Sharland is a Nonresident Fellow from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra, where her research focuses on peacekeeping and Australia-Africa engagement.
Amanda Shaver is a Research Associate with Environmental Security program at the Stimson Center.
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.
Research & Editorial Assistant
Director of Strategic Communications
David Solimini brings 15 years of experience in policy and persuasion to national security and foreign affairs issues.
Anupam Srivastava is a Non Resident Fellow with the Trade, Technology and Security Program at the Stimson Center.
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.
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.
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.
Yuki Tatsumi is Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the Japan Program at the Stimson Center.
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.
Fellow and Deputy Director
Elizabeth Threlkeld is a Fellow and Deputy Director of the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center. Before joining Stimson, she served as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State in Islamabad and Peshawar, Pakistan, and Monterrey, Mexico.
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.
Lovely Umayam is a Project Manager with Stimson’s Managing Across Boundaries initiative.
Mary Vecellio is a Research Associate with the Partnerships in Proliferation Prevention Program at the Stimson Center.
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.
Courtney Weatherby is a research analyst with the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia and Energy, Water, & Sustainability programs.
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.
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.
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.