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Professor Logsdon Recognized by American Astronautical Society

Professor Emeritus John M. Logsdon has been selected to receive the American Astronautical Society’s Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History.

The Ordway Award is named in memory of Frederick I. Ordway III (1927-2014), human spaceflight advocate and chronicler of the history of rocketry and space travel. The award recognizes exceptional, sustained efforts to inform and educate on spaceflight and its history.

The award will be presented on September 11, during 2019 Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Elliott School Extends Sympathy to Family, Friends of Dr. Janne Nolan

The Elliott School extends its deepest sympathy to family and friends at the passing of our dear colleague, Dr. Janne Nolan. 

Nolan was a research professor and led the Nuclear Security Working Group for many years at the Elliott School. 

Her lifetime dedication to national and nuclear security and proliferation policy made her an invaluable figure in bridging the partisan divide and contributing to the formation and implementation of a nuclear security policy. 

“Nolan’s contributions to nuclear security policy cannot be understated. We will miss her dearly, and her voice will live on and her influence will continue to impact the world,” said Reuben Brigety, dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs.

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Elliott School Professor Henry Farrell Awarded Freidrich Schiedel Prize

The “Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology” is endowed by
the Munich-based Friedrich Schiedel Stiftung, a foundation in the name of entrepreneur and philanthropist Friedrich Schiedel.

The foundation supports both social and scientific causes. The “Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology” was established in 2018 and is awarded to outstanding
individuals from science, politics, economics and other public spheres who actively and innovatively contribute to inter- and transdisciplinary projects linking politics and technology. 


Jillian Dipersio

Jillian Dipersio

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."

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