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Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows announced

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Fellows will spend a year in residence at the Belfer Center

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School has announced the 2011-12 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows. Supported by a generous gift from the Stanton Foundation, the fellows will spend a year in residence at the Belfer Center where they will conduct research under the auspices of the center’s International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom. The fellowships begin in September 2011.

“The Stanton Foundation has had the wisdom to understand the importance of supporting emerging talent in this critical field, and we are grateful for its continued support in providing opportunities to these outstanding young scholars,” said Steven E. Miller, director of the Belfer Center’s International Security Program.

The incoming Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows:

Robert L. Brown is assistant professor of political science at Temple University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on international relations theory and international security. He also manages the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation’s Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Program. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, after completing his dissertation in 2008 on the selective use international organizations to cooperate on threats from weapons of mass destruction. His research interests more broadly include international relations theory, international organizations, international security issues, arms control, nuclear policy and nuclear deterrence, and sovereignty issues. He holds an M.A. from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is writing a book on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s role in the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

James Platte is a Ph.D. candidate in international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His academic background includes a B.S. and M.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in science, technology, and public policy from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He will be a predoctoral fellow and will continue dissertation research that focuses on national nuclear fuel cycle policy decision-making.

Wilfred Wan is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of California, Irvine. His dissertation, tentatively titled “Through the Lens of Institutional Theory: Change and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime,” considers the sources, loci, and modalities of change within that security institution. He was a 2010-11 Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation Dissertation Fellow.