The director and deputy director of the Strategic Education Initiative oversee all SEI programming and manage the student fellows. The current leadership team, Carlton Haelig and Bailey Scott, can be reached at strategy@princeton.edu.

Carlton G. Haelig, SEI Director

haeligheadshotBorn and raised only half an hour from Princeton in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Carlton is a Ph.D. student studying security studies and international relations at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. His interests lie at the intersection of international relations, international security, and national security policy. His research focuses on military innovation, adaptation, and strategy. Current projects of his look at the drivers of doctrinal innovation in the United States Marine Corps and Army and the implications of emerging technologies on innovation and the future balance of power. Prior to Princeton, Carlton worked in a variety of capacities conducting research on national security policy and strategy in academia, think tanks, and government. He holds an M.A. in International Security from George Mason University and a B.A. in Political Science and History from Rutgers University.


Bailey Scott, SEI Deputy Director

Bailey Scott HeadshotBailey Scott is a Ph.D. candidate studying international relations in Princeton University's Department of Politics. Her research interests include international relations, security studies, Russian politics, and U.S. foreign policy. Bailey holds an M.Phil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge (2017), where she wrote her M.Phil dissertation on economic sanctions. Prior to her studies at Cambridge, she graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania (2016) with a B.A. in International Relations and minor in Russian Studies. In her free time, Bailey enjoys training for marathons, photography, hiking, skiing, cooking, and writing.