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Princeton Project on National Security

Anne-Marie Slaughter
Project Co-Director
Anne-Marie Slaughter is Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Prior to becoming Dean, she was the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign and Comparative Law and the Director of Graduate and International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. She is also the former President of the American Society of International Law. Dean Slaughter is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her book, A New World Order, was recently published by Princeton University Press. Dean Slaughter is a frequent commentator on foreign affairs in newspapers, radio, and television and is a contributor to the America Abroad blog on TPMCafe.com. She is currently writing a book on America's founding principles for Basic Books.

G. John Ikenberry
Project Co-Director
G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics. He started his career at Princeton and has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown. He has held posts at the State Department and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has been a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, has held several fellowships, and has been awarded major grants by the U.S.-Japan Foundation and the Committee for Global Partnership.

Ikenberry is currently writing a book about the politics of international rules and institutions in the era of American unipolarity. He is author of After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars ( Princeton, 2001) and Reasons of State: Oil Politics and the Capacities of American Government (Cornell, 1988). He is the co-author of State Power and the World Economy (Norton Press, 2002) and The State ( Minnesota, 1989). He is author and co-editor of The State and American Foreign Economic Policy (Cornell, 1988). He co-edited a volume New Thinking in International Relations (Westview, 1997) and is co-editor of U.S. Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts ( Oxford, 2000) and International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific ( Columbia, 2003). He has recently edited a book entitled American Unrivaled: The Future of the Balance of Power (Cornell, 2002). He has published in all the major academic journals of international relations and written widely in policy journals. He is also the reviewer of books on political and legal affairs for Foreign Affairs.

Elizabeth L. Colagiuri
Executive Director
Elizabeth Colagiuri is Senior Special Assistant to the Dean at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, running the Princeton Project on National Security.  Prior positions include Vice President for Marketing Strategy at Merrill Lynch Global Private Client and Special Assistant to the President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Leslie H. Gelb.  She was commissioned through the Navy ROTC program and served on active duty for five years, including two years as Assistant Protocol Officer to the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.  In 1998 she was a Rosenthal Fellow working on foreign policy issues for Senator Bob Graham (D-FL).  She received a B.A. in government from Cornell University and an M.P.A. in international relations from the Woodrow Wilson School.  She was previously a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Thomas Wright
Senior Researcher
Thomas Wright is senior researcher for the Princeton Project on National Security at the Woodrow Wilson School, a non-resident research fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He has lectured at Princeton University and his work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Washington Post, and a number of international newspapers and media outlets. He has a B.A. in history and politics, an M.A. in comparative politics from University College Dublin, and an M. Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University.

Working Group Research Assistants

Nusrat Choudhury
Nusrat Choudhury holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She graduated in 1998 from Columbia University with a B.A. summa cum laude in history and election to Phi Beta Kappa. Her work has focused on empowering poor women and children in the United States and abroad. At the Women’s Prison Association & Home, Inc. she worked with women prisoners and their families, and published advocacy manuals currently used by thousands across New York State to protect parents’ and children’s rights. She also designed a campaign, currently in progress, for the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina to improve local government and promote grass roots empowerment. Most recently, she has been a legal intern at the ACLU Women's Rights Project and spent time working for CARE India in Dehli on their HIV/AIDS prevention program. Choudhury is the Research Assistant for the Anti-Americanism working group.

Craig Cohen
Craig Cohen is a researcher at the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is author of a USIP-CSIS report on measuring progress in stabilization and reconstruction, two reports on the UN High-level Panel’s peacebuilding recommendations, and articles on regional security in the Great Lakes and Middle East. He has worked for the UN and NGOs in Rwanda, Malawi, Azerbaijan, and the former-Yugoslavia, as well as at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva and the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a B.A. from Duke University. Cohen is the Research Assistant for the Reconstruction and Development working group.

Dara Kay Cohen
Dara Kay Cohen is a graduate student in political science at Stanford University and a fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Her fields are American politics and international relations, and she is currently studying the domestic political constraints on national security policy. She previously worked at the U.S. Department of Justice as a paralegal in the Counterterrorism Section and at the U.S. Embassy in London on terrorist financing issues. She received her A.B. in political science and philosophy with honors from Brown University in 2001. Cohen is the Research Assistant for the Relative Threat Assessment working group.

Dawn Yamane Hewett
Dawn Hewett has a Master’s in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and, with a Mitchell Scholarship, earned an MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Hewett graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Political Science and International Studies and a Certificate of Trans-Atlantic Studies. She was Student Body President at UW, an Americorps National Service Volunteer, and a Truman Scholar.  She has worked with various human rights NGOs and has conducted field research in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico and in Salvador-da-Bahia, Brazil. She has also conducted research Kinshasa and the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo to research transitional justice in the DRC, presenting recommendations to the U.S. government and the U.N., and worked with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Sierra Leone. She is the Research Assistant for the State Security and Transnational Threats working group and served as a Project Manager for the project as a whole.

Jordan Tama
Jordan Tama is a Ph.D. candidate at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He earned an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School in 2004. Previously he served from 1999-2002 as Special Assistant to the Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Lee H. Hamilton. He also served as a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1998-1999 and as an Intern in the Public Affairs section of the U.S. Embassy in Paris in the summer of 2003. From 2003-2004 he served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public and International Affairs. He is the author, with Lee H. Hamilton, of A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress, and of articles in Foreign Policy, Asian Survey, International Affairs Review, The LBJ Journal of Public Affairs, and other publications. Tama is the Research Assistant for the Foreign Policy Infrastructure and Global Institutions working group and provides research and writing support for the project as a whole.

Jennifer Young
Jennifer Young has a background in mathematics and economics and spent four years doing macroeconomic research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She received an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where she concentrated in international relations. She is particularly interested in European politics and the Transatlantic relationship. She spent a summer interning at the U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva and now works as an Analyst at GAO. Young is the Research Assistant for the Economics and National Security working group.

Graduate Research Assistants

Fatema Gunja
Fatema Gunja is a 2006 M.P.A. graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and co-recipient of the Donald E. Stokes Prize for academic excellence and public service leadership. Born in Malaysia and raised in East Brunswick, NJ, Gunja attended Cornell University where she majored in Government and concentrated in International Relations and Near Eastern Studies. She studied abroad at the American University in Cairo and worked in Nazareth, Israel for the Arab Association for Human Rights. Gunja has also worked as a Communications Coordinator at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and then as the first Director of the Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts. She also researched and co-authored a publication with the ACLU of Massachusetts on domestic terrorism issues. She now serves as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of State.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Jorge Aguilar
Jorge Aguilar graduated from Princeton in 2006 as a Woodrow Wilson School major with a certificate in East Asian Studies. His areas of interest include international security, human rights, and conflict resolution, specifically in North Korea and East Asia. Aguilar has experience with the public affairs office at the Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea. At Princeton, Aguilar was a senior writer and co-development editor for the Daily Princetonian newspaper and its magazine, a member of Whig-Clio and its International Relations Council.

Evan Magruder
Evan Magruder, Princeton 2008, hails from Washington, DC. A prospective Woodrow Wilson School Major, he enjoys the study of defense policy and national security issues. Magruder interned at the National Defense University. He is also an officer of the Princeton College Republicans as well as an avid club lacrosse player.

Sarah Saxton-Frump
Sarah Saxton-Frump studies public policy at Brown University. She has held a number of elected positions on Brown's Undergraduate Council of Students, most recently serving as Council President. She received an undergraduate teaching research assistantship at the Taubman Center for Public Policy, where she worked on a multi-city and rural study examining spatial variation its effects on access to social services. She is a researcher and lead copy editor for the Princeton Project.

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