ISCS Fellow Accepts Position at Air Force Academy

Current ISCS Fellow and GW Ph.D. student in Political Science Danielle Gilbert has accepted a job as Assistant Professor of Military and Strategic Studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dani plans to defend her dissertation this spring before taking up her new position over the summer. Congratulations Dani! We will miss you!

Trio of ISCS Fellows Awarded Smith Richardson Fellowships

Three ISCS fellows and current GW Ph.D. candidates in Political Science–Danielle Gilbert, Kendrick Kuo, and Shahryar Pasandideh–have been awarded World Politics and Statecraft Fellowships from the Smith Richardson Foundation for the 2020-21 academic year. The purpose of these $7,500 fellowships is “to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history.”

ISCS Fellow Accepts Pre-doctoral Fellowship at Texas A&M

Kendrick Kuo, an ISCS Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at GW, has accepted a Pre-doctoral fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year at the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy in the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University. Kuo will spend the year completing his dissertation, “Military Innovation and the Illusion of Power,” which studies the conditions under which military innovation enhances or undermines combat power.

Dr. Alex Downes

ISCS Director Wins 2020 Harry Harding Teaching Prize

Alexander Downes, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, is this year’s winner of the Elliott School’s Harry Harding Teaching Prize. This award is given to a member of the Elliott School faculty who has demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching and who has made extraordinary contributions to the education of Elliott School students.

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Former Director of ISCS Named Winner of 2020 Michael E. Brown Research Prize

Charles Glaser, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and former Director of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Michael E. Brown Research Prize. Named after ESIA’s former dean, the annual prize recognizes a faculty member whose research contributes to scholarly and policy-relevant understanding of important global issues. Congratulations Charlie!

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