Building Leaders for the World
Congratulations to our 2019-20 Boren Winners: Anne Armstrong, (MA, Security Policy Studies) Arabic, Jordan; James Gannon, (MA, Security Policy Studies) Chinese (Mandarin), China; Matthew Lauderback, (MA, International Affairs) Russian, Latvia; and Michael Letkewicz, (MA, Security Policy Studies) Arabic, Jordan.
Vice Dean, Amb. Skip Gnehm recently spoke at the dedication ceremony for the site of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial located on the Mall near the Lincoln Memorial.
Other speakers at the event included former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and Gen. Charles Albert “Chuck” Horner, who developed and executed the air campaign for the liberation of Kuwait.
Hugh Gusterson has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete a book tentatively titled "Tinkering with Armageddon: Nuclear Weapons Science After the Cold War."
Based on many years of fieldwork, the book reconstructs the U.S. decision to give up nuclear testing after the cold war and analyzes the ways in which the community of nuclear weapons scientists has reinvented itself in the absence of its core practice for the production of nuclear knowledge.
BA Candidate, International Affairs
"My research has focused on the social effects of desertification and drought. Through conversations with local professors, livestock famers, and government officials my hope is to propose policy solutions to desertification in the Sahel, a region in Africa."