CISS Fellow P.J. Greenbaum Awarded Schwarzman Scholarship

Feb. 26, 2019

CISS fellow Paul (P.J.) Greenbaum has been named a 2020 Schwarzman Scholar. Roughly analogous to the England-based Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman scholars spend one year studying for a Masters’ degree in Beijing, China. The program, which describes itself as "first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century," is housed on the campus of Tsinghua University, one of China's top universities. Greenbaum said he applied tobe a Schwarzman Scholar because he recognizes the importance of the US-China relationship moving forward in the 21st century.


At Princeton, Greenbaum has been a CISS undergraduate fellow for three years and says joining the program was “one of the best decisions I've made at Princeton. CISS has given me the opportunity to meet like-minded people. It has provided me with access to the worlds' foremost strategic thinkers (people like Mark Milley and David Petraeus), and it has provided me with an environment where I am challenged by my peers.” As a CISS Fellow, P.J. has worked on CISS's Grand Strategy and Crisis Simulations, the CISS Communications Team, and the Gettysburg and International Staff Rides Teams. A member of Princeton’s Navy ROTC program, Greenbaum will commission as a Navy Officer working on nuclear reactors aboard aircraft carriers after completing his time at Schwarzman.