Security and Diplomacy Alumni in Print
There’s a good chance that you’ve read something in a newspaper or online recently that was written by a Security and Diplomacy student, alumnus or professor. The opinions of Security and Diplomacy alumni are highly regarded by a range of publishers, and I wanted to share some of their great work with you today.
A major story this past week in the diplomacy sphere has been Russia’s support of Syria, with Russia resisting a U.N. resolution that would call upon President Bashar al-Assad to leave office. Just this past Tuesday, The New York Times featured an Op-Ed on the subject that was co-written by Security and Diplomacy alumnus Daniel Brode. After receiving his master’s from the Security and Diplomacy program, Danny joined the geopolitical risk consulting firm Max-Security Solutions, where he is currently an intelligence analyst. Clearly, he’s putting his Security and Diplomacy training to work with sound insights into the calculus behind Moscow’s current foreign policy strategy regarding Damascus.
If you’re a Security and Diplomacy student, it’s also entirely possible that a popular American website will choose to publish one of your midterm papers. Just go ask Samuel Wecker! “The New Mercantilism,” which was published last year on the website American Thinker, actually made its debut not on the internet, but rather as his midterm exam for International Political Economy.
Sam Wecker in Petra – Photo credit goes to Centre College’s Centre News, which profiled him here.
Alumnus Jared Feldschreiber has seen his reporting and commentary featured in a number of publications. When the Israeli Embassy in Cairo was attacked in Cairo, for example, the online magazine Crethi Plethi published his analysis of the relationship between the Israeli government and the Egyptian military, in which he advanced the argument that the two must collaborate. And, proving that he is a versatile journalist, Jared hasn’t limited himself to international affairs, either! Somewhere, in addition to articles about a rally in New York against Putin’s efforts to reassume the Russian presidency and about a U.S.-Israeli basketball program, he found time to review a question-and-answer evening with director Martin Scorsese.
So keep an eye out for the work of Security and Diplomacy students!