John-Michael is a third-year Ph.D. student with particular interests in international security, strategic studies, and U.S. foreign policy. Prior to enrolling at Princeton, he worked for three years as Special Assistant to the President of the Brookings Institution. Additionally, John-Michael has worked as a researcher in the British House of Commons and completed a summer internship at the U.S. National Defense University. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Yale University and a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford. When he is not in Princeton, John-Michael lives with his wife, Elyssa, in Maryland.
Molly is a senior in the Department of Politics and is pursuing certificates in Russian & Eurasian Studies and Russian Language & Culture. Her research and interests lie at the intersection of these fields, and she will be writing her undergraduate thesis this year on the role of the Russian media in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Prior to Princeton, Molly spent a year as an exchange student studying Russian in Kazan, Tatarstan on a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship. She has since spent time studying and traveling in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. This past summer, Molly interned with the Department of State, working as the sole intern at the far-flung U.S. Consulate in Yekaterinburg, Russia. When not traveling through the former Soviet world or studying at Princeton, she enjoys embracing her Midwestern roots in her hometown, Indianapolis.
Brendan Gallagher is a second-year Ph.D. student in Security Studies, and an active-duty Army major with fourteen years of service. He served over three years in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a year near the Korean DMZ. Most recently, he served as Executive Officer of an Infantry Brigade Combat Team consisting of 3,500 soldiers in southern Afghanistan. Brendan received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Doyle is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Woodrow Wilson School Security Studies program. His research interests include civil-military relations, ethics in national security policy, intelligence, and grand strategy. Before coming to Princeton, Doyle served for 21 years as a naval officer, commanding two ships and retiring with the rank of Commander. He is a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds master's degrees from the University of Maryland (1993) and the Naval War College (2008). He and his wife have two dogs.
Richard is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics. His research uses game theory to model how states bargain during war, focusing especially on the intersection of military and grand strategy. Before coming to Princeton, he studied international relations at The College of William & Mary and worked on the TRIP surveys which appear in Foreign Policy. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, poetry, and Russian literature.
Leigh Ann Killian
Leigh Ann is a second-year Master’s student at the Woodrow Wilson School, where she focuses on national security and instability in the Middle East and South Asia. During the summer of 2015, she served as a Harold W. Rosenthal Fellow in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism. She was awarded the Woodrow Wilson School’s Jay Bleiman Public Service Internship Award for her work there. Prior to enrolling at the Woodrow Wilson School, she worked as a military planner for U.S. Central Command developing, writing, and promoting various military strategies within the interagency of the U.S. Government and Department of Defense. Leigh Ann holds a B.A. in Economics and Religion from Smith College, where she was awarded a Boren Scholarship and a Critical Language Scholarship to study Urdu and Hindi in India. When not in Princeton, Leigh Ann and her husband reside in North Carolina.
Brian is a senior in the Woodrow Wilson School where he concentrates in Conflict and Cooperation with a special focus on security in East Asia. In the summer of 2014, he held an internship with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., where he provided research assistance to CSIS Korea Chair Victor Cha on North Korean affairs. He is also a former intern for Choson Exchange, a Singaporean non-profit that hosts business workshops for North Korean bureaucrats, and a former student foreign service intern with the Office of Japanese Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. At Princeton, he is the President of Princeton for North Korean Human Rights, Publicity Manager of Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies, and former Political Chair of the Korean American Students’ Association.
Carly Millenson is a sophomore and prospective major in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She is interested in international security, particularly conflict prevention and power dynamics in East Asia. Prior to enrolling at Princeton, she served as Program Manager for Women In International Security’s New York office. She has also spent time living and working in Shijiazhuang, China and subsequently interned for the Laogai Research Foundation, a human rights organization. She is currently helping to organize the 2015 Crisis Simulation. She speaks Mandarin and Spanish, and is studying German. In her spare time she enjoys nature walks and creative writing.
Originally from Cheyenne, Wyoming, Kelsey graduated from Grinnell College in 2011 with a degree in political science. While at Grinnell, she spent a summer studying in Arles, France and a semester in London where she worked at Canary Wharf Group’s public affairs office. After graduation, she spent three years in Washington, D.C. working for Wyoming’s U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi. This past summer, she interned at the U.S. Mission to NATO in Brussels in the Office of the Defense Advisor.
Saurabh is a Ph.D. Candidate in Politics at Princeton University. His research interests include the political economy of terrorism and formal theory. He is a Princeton Politics Quantitative and Analytical Political Science Fellow (2014 – current). He received his BA in Mathematics and Economics from New York University, and his MPA in Public and Economic Policy from the London School of Economics.
John is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Woodrow Wilson School's Security Studies program. His research interests include grand strategy, civil-military relations, bureaucratic behavior, and peacetime military innovation. John is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force with over 16 years in service, including two formative tours at the Pentagon and eight years living abroad at the tactical end of policy decisions as an aviator. He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Virginia and holds master's degrees from Oklahoma University (2003), George Washington University (2007), and the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (2013). When not busy with school, John and his wife remain busy raising their two sons.
Originally from France, Mikhael is a sophomore likely concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School. His fields of interest include American politics, international relations, and the Middle East. He is the current president of the Alexander Hamilton Society's Princeton chapter and on the executive councils of AEI on Campus and the Program in Law and Public Affairs. He is active with Tigers for Israel, College Republicans, Lichtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Princeton Debate Panel, and the Model UN team. He is currently a fellow in the James Madison Program. To bolster Jewish life on campus, he also serves on the boards of Scharf Family Chabad House and the Center for Jewish Life. He races with the cycling team in his free time. He looks forward to working with CISS.
Jay Sourbeer is a sophomore in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he focuses on U.S. military policy and grand strategy. After graduating from Princeton, he intends to commission into the U.S. Marine Corps. Outside of class, Jay is an avid backpacker and member of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship.
Bella is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. She researches how countries develop and implement policies with regard to territorial disputes, as well as how international law affects these policies, with a focus on disputes in East and Southeast Asia. Prior to coming to Princeton, Bella worked briefly as a research assistant at the Harvard Kennedy School. She holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard University, and has also studied at the Sorbonne.
Audrye is a second year Ph.D. student in Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School, where she also received her AB. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, focusing on U.S.-China security interactions, crisis management, and net assessment analysis. Her research interests include U.S. alliances, asymmetrical relations between small states and great powers, and the role of subnational actors in Chinese foreign policy. Audrye grew up in Singapore, and has spent the last few summers studying and working in China, South Korea, Japan, and France.