Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Samuel Seitz

Samuel Seitz is a third-semester M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in international security. Sam has worked with the MoD on defense coordination between the United Kingdom and United States and has conducted research on the EU’s PESCO Initiative. His current research interests include transatlantic relations, particularly as they relate to military and intelligence coordination, European integration, German foreign policy, and the political economy of the Eurozone. Sam earned his B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in international politics and European studies.

Deputy Editor: Timothy cook

Tim Cook is a third-semester student in the Security Studies Program. Before coming to Georgetown, he worked as an intern at the White House and at several DC think tanks. Tim speaks French and Arabic and is interested in open source intelligence collection and analysis.

Associate Editor for Africa: Lauren finkenthal

Lauren Finkenthal is a second-year M.A. candidate in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, concentrating in terrorism and substate violence. She is also pursuing a graduate certificate in African studies.

Associate Editor for the Americas: Felipe herrera

Felipe Herrera is a second-year M.A. candidate in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. He received his B.A. in international studies from American University’s School of International Service in 2018, and he currently works at Human Rights Watch as an administrative assistant. Felipe’s past research has examined U.S. foreign policy towards Cuba in addition to the game-theoretic motivations of violence and nonviolence in civil conflict. More recently, his research interests have centered on modeling of the 2019 Venezuelan crisis as well as statistical analyses of reactions in the Global South toward increasing trade interdependence and toward China’s economic rise.

Associate Editor for Europe: Daniel Cebul

Daniel Cebul is a second-semester M.A. candidate in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, concentrating in technology and security. Daniel has worked at Defense News as a general staff writer covering NATO and EU defense policy, missile defense and nuclear policy, and artificial intelligence and military robotics among other issues. He has also interned with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Missile Defense Project. His current research interests include nuclear policy and deterrence, the proliferation of unmanned and autonomous weapon systems, and civil-military relations. Daniel graduated cum laude from Kenyon College in 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science.

Associate Editor for Indo-Pacific: anna liu

Anna Liu was born and raised in Texas and is a second-year M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program. She received her B.A. from Saint Louis University (SLU) in Theatre, Political Science, and International Studies, with double minors in Chinese and Asian Studies. She was most recently a research assistant at the National Defense University, focusing on maritime security issues and China. She spent this past summer in China researching CCP leadership and strategic decision-making in China.

Associate Editor for the Middle East: paul kearney

Paul is a second year SSP student and an active duty US Army Officer. Prior to attending Georgetown, Paul served in a variety of leadership and staff positions, including commanding an airborne infantry company and a reconnaissance headquarters troop in the 82nd Airborne Division. He has operational experience in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Paul holds an M.A. from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and a B.Sc. from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he dual majored in Defense Strategic Studies and Foreign Area Studies. His current research interests focus on military effectiveness, conventional/nuclear deterrence, and Arab military development.

Associate Editor for National Security & the Military: Kelley S.

Kelley is a second-semester SSP Student concentrating in Technology and Security.

Associate Editor for South and Central Asia: shruthi rajkumar

Shruthi Rajkumar is an M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in terrorism and substate violence. Shruthi has research and consulting experience, focused primarily on Indian foreign policy. Her current research interests include religion, radicalism, and gender rights in South Asia. Shruthi has a B.A. in International Relations and Journalism from FLAME University, India.

Associate Editor for Technology & Cyber Security: Max Freeman

Max Freeman is a graduate student in the School of Foreign Service. He has a strong technical background in computer science, information technology, and cyber security. He received his B.S. in computer science from George Mason University.

Associate Editor for Terrorism & Counterterrorism: caroline nutt

Caroline Nutt is a first-semester student in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in terrorism and substate violence. After getting her B.A. in political science and Arabic from Middlebury College, Caroline worked at Dataminr as a Senior Middle East North Africa Specialist, analyzing open-source data to provide government clients with the earliest signals for national security events. She currently works as a Terrorism Analyst at the Anti Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, researching how foreign terror organizations recruit and radicalize U.S. citizens through various open-source and encrypted networks.

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