Special Assistant to the President and CEO
James Siebens is the Special Assistant to the President and CEO at the Stimson Center. He recently completed a contract appointment with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, where he worked as a Data Analyst on a Defense Department project related to Gray Zone conflict. He was previously the Coordinator for Research and Prospect Management in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at American University.
Siebens holds an M.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Global Security from American University’s School of International Service. His master's thesis focused the efficacy of foreign intervention in civil wars, and the political effects of third-party counterinsurgency campaigns. Siebens’ primary research areas include human security and socio-political causes of conflict, regional security cooperation, grand strategy, foreign intervention, civil war, and unconventional/hybrid warfare. He also studies the role of the media in U.S. politics, particularly foreign policy.