Patrick W.B. O’Donnell is a junior at McGill University, where he is pursuing a Joint Honours degree in Political Science and Philosophy with minors in Economics and Sociology. He is interested in the effects of asymmetric conflict on both regional dynamics and global relations, with a particular focus on the relationship between peaceful and violent resistance. Born in Amsterdam and raised in Canada, he is a trilingual graduate of the United World College in New Mexico.Follow @PatrickBouke
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Alex Davies is pursuing an independent major in International Relations and Computer Science at Cornell University. He is particularly interested in Middle Eastern politics and the emergence of cyberwarfare. A native of Newcastle, England, he graduated from UWC-USA in New Mexico.Follow @_alexjdavies
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Benson Cook studies Political Science at McGill University. He is fascinated by the interconnectedness of global politics, and is particularly interested in the impact of external factors, such as natural resources and state behavior, on domestic politics.Follow @bensonhcook
Julia Airey is a graduate of the University College Roosevelt where she triple-majored in Law, Linguistics, and Geography. Her passion lies in explanatory and investigative journalism. An alumna of UWC-USA, Julia works as a news correspondent and runs the legal journalism blog How is that Legal?
Larry Ornez Harris, Jr. is a second-year graduate student at American University’s School of International Affairs. As a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow with the State Department, Larry will become a U.S. Diplomat upon completion of his degree in May 2017.
Kwame Newton is a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University, majoring in Government. His studies generally involve the politics surrounding American institutions, but his areas of interest in foreign policy include the Middle East, Africa, and Central Europe.
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Michael Alter is a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University, majoring in Government and Economics and minoring in History. He is a member of the Cornell Forensics Society, Cornell Democrats and Cornell Republicans, and has worked in political offices at the state and federal level.
Tyler Bowen is a second-year Ph.D. student at Yale University, concentrating on International Security. His research interests include the causes of war, great power politics, nuclear deterrence, nuclear proliferation, counterterrorism, and Middle Eastern politics.
Andy Kim is a first-year J.D. candidate at NYU School of Law. His research interests include geoeconomic strategy, securities regulation, and labor & employment policy in Southeast Asia.Follow @ADKim80
Chris Newton is a recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame. His writings tend to focus on the Middle East and central Africa, geopolitics, and international security. He is currently on a one-year fellowship with AVSI Foundation in Juba, South Sudan.
Tanvir Faisal is a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he studied International Relations. His primary interests are of political risk, geopolitics and security challenges, and political economy. He is currently based in New York where he is working in the private sector.
Matthew Finkel is a junior at Wesleyan University majoring in Government and Latin American Regional Studies. His research focuses on international security and defense spending. He will be interning this coming summer with the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations.
Adam Goldstein is a candidate in the combined BA/MA program in political science at American University where he focuses on democratization, political systems, conflict resolution and political transitions. Adam has a particular interest in the political economy of the Middle East, especially pertaining to the intersection of culture, economics, and politics. Adam studied abroad at Kings College London and currently works as a reviewer for American University’s undergraduate political science journal Clocks and Clouds and as an editor for its policy magazine, Clocks and Clouds: The World Mind. Adam also interns at the Education for Peace in Iraq Center.
John Indergaard is a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University, majoring in Government and minoring in International Relations and East Asian Studies. He is particularly interested in U.S. foreign policy, electoral authoritarianism, and issues of force projection and soft power.
Michal Jastrzebski is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Political Science at McMaster University, with a concentration in Comparative Politics and Canadian Politics. His primary research interests include Canadian foreign policy, the influence and role of domestic and supranational institutions on the world stage, and Eastern European security studies.
Matt Lam is a junior at Cornell University, studying Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences. He is most interested in U.S. foreign policy, European and British politics, and movements in the Asia-Pacific.
Alec Regino is an undergraduate at McGill University double majoring in Sociology and History. He is particularly interested in international affairs, Southeast Asian politics, international security, and foreign policy.
Alejandra Traslosheros is a junior at Earlham College, where she is majoring in Economics and Politics. She was born and raised in Mexico, and has spent some of her childhood in Brazil. A graduate of UWC-USA, Alejandra spent the past year pursuing Environmental Studies in Germany.
Tony Zhou is a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University, majoring in Economics and Philosophy and minoring in International Relations. He is a member of the Cornell Policy Debate Team and a Policy Analyst for the Roosevelt Institute Center for Economic Policy.
Adrian Bongani Jennings is a freelance writer and activist currently based in London. Their research interests include iconoclasm, political radicalism, systems of oppression, and conflict resolution. Adrian hails from Johannesburg, South Africa, and attended UWC-USA in New Mexico.
Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics (2017), Cornell University
Bachelor of Arts in Art History and English Literature (2015), Cornell University