Brian Babcock-Lumish is the director of the General David H. Petraeus Center for Emerging Leaders at the Institute for the Study of War and an adjunct associate professor in the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University. Prior to joining ISW and Georgetown, he served as a US Army military intelligence officer . . .
Joel Blaxland is an assistant professor of political science at Western New Mexico University. His research focuses on the effects of violent conflict on democracy in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. He is particularly interested in how gender and ethnic quotas come about, the effects those quotas have on political . . .
Brigid Calhoun serves as a junior military assistant in the Pentagon as part of the Army’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Internship program. She commissioned as a military intelligence officer from West Point in 2011, serving multiple deployments overseas. She earned a master of policy management from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy . . .
Alex Deep is an Army Special Forces officer currently serving as the executive officer to the director of operations at United States Special Operations Command. Alex graduated from West Point in 2006, commissioned into the infantry, and later became a Special Forces officer. Alex has deployed multiple times in support of combat operations in Afghanistan . . .
Austin C. Doctor is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Nebraska Omaha and a member of the executive committee for the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. His work focuses on the causes and consequences of terrorism . . .
Dr. Sandor Fabian is a former Hungarian special forces officer with twenty years of military experience. Dr. Fabian served in multiple national assignments and held the force assessment and evaluation branch head position at the NATO Special Operations Headquarters. Dr. Fabian is currently an instructor, curriculum developer, and team leader . . .
Danielle (Dani) Gilbert is an assistant professor of military strategic studies at the United States Air Force Academy. Dani’s research examines the causes and consequences of hostage taking, including the politics of hostage recovery, the use of hostage diplomacy in international relations, and rebel-criminal partnerships in kidnapping . . .
Ryan Grauer is an associate professor of international affairs in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. His research examines the sources and use of military power in the international arena. He is the author of Commanding Military Power (Cambridge University Press, 2016). At present, he is working . . .
Tara Heidger is an Army reservist assigned to Special Operations Command Africa who served nine years on active duty in military intelligence and psychological operations. Tara recently graduated with a dual master’s degree in international affairs and international urban planning from Columbia University, where she studied informal settlements . . .
Michael Kelvington graduated from USMA in 2005 and commissioned in the infantry. He served with the 25th Infantry Division in Iraq during the surge. He deployed to Afghanistan with 1st and 2nd Ranger Battalions and the 82nd Airborne Division. He was the aide-de-camp of the deputy commanding general of Joint Special Operations Command, and was selected . . .
Cole Livieratos is an Army strategist assigned to Army Futures Command in Austin, Texas. He has previously served with conventional and special operations forces in Europe, Afghanistan, and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Cole is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and his writing has been featured in Joint Forces Quarterly . . .
Justin Lynch is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and Johns Hopkins University. He served as an active-duty Army infantry officer before transferring to the Army National Guard. His writing focuses on technology’s impact on national security, workforce development, and counterinsurgency. As a civilian, he has served as House Armed . . .
Andrew Maher is an Australian chief of army scholar and a lecturer with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra on irregular warfare. He holds fellowships with UNSW Canberra’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Charles Sturt University’s terrorism studies program. He is a doctoral candidate examining the strategy of proxy warfare . . .
Harrison "Brandon" Morgan
Harrison “Brandon” Morgan is an Army officer serving as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins SAIS, contending for a master of international public policy. He previously served in company command, staff, and leadership positions in the 1st Infantry and the 82nd Airborne Divisions. His operational experience includes deployments to South Korea, Lithuania . . .
Dr. David Morgan-Owen is a historian of modern warfare. His research examines British strategy making and strategic thought in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. David gained his PhD from the University of Exeter in 2013, before joining King’s College London the following year. He is currently a senior lecturer at King’s, where he works with the UK . . .
J. Overton is a civilian employee of the US Navy, and has held a variety of public affairs, historian, and editor positions for the Navy and US Army. He was also an adjunct professor for the Naval War College and Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and served in the US Coast Guard. J. has published more than thirty articles . . .
Fabiana Sofia Perera
Fabiana Sofia Perera is an assistant professor at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. Prior to joining the Perry Center, Fabiana was a Harold W. Rosenthal fellow at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Under Secretary for Policy, Western Hemisphere Affairs. Fabiana holds an MA in Latin American studies from Georgetown University . . .
Michael A. Robinson is an active-duty Army strategist and former infantry officer with service in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans. He is a former assistant professor of international affairs at the United States Military Academy, where he was the recipient of the William F. Murdy Award for teaching excellence, directing courses in international relations . . .
Andrew A. Szarejko is a Donald R. Beall defense fellow in the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School. He received his PhD in government from Georgetown University in 2020. His research focuses on the origins, manifestations, and consequences of political violence in early US relations with Native nations. His academic work . . .
Samuel Yudin is a command sergeant major in the California Army National Guard, serving as the senior enlisted member of the 340th Brigade Support Battalion and as the California Army National Guard’s military intelligence senior enlisted advisor. Yudin is currently activated with the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade as the United States Army Europe . . .
Dr. Diane Maye Zorri is an assistant professor of security studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, serves as a nonresident senior fellow for Joint Special Operations University, and is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Center for Arctic Security and Resilience. Prior to Embry-Riddle, Diane was a visiting assistant . . .