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CSINT Fellows Program

CSINT is an interdisciplinary research hub at American University that addresses both traditional and non-traditional security questions, placing particular emphasis on the risks and opportunities of emerging technologies. The CSINT Fellows Program offers the opportunity to help drive the activities of our research Center while gaining professional, research, publishing, and networking experience. The program provides an open, supportive, and collaborative setting allowing for Fellows to participate in events and research workshops, write briefs and blog articles for publication on the CSINT website, and help to identify and interact with professionals in the field for purposes of events, interviews, and research. The CSINT Fellows Program is a competitive, unpaid opportunity open to graduate level students. The application process opens toward the end of each spring term and is announced on our social media channels and via our website. Follow CSINT on twitter for updates.

 

 

2021-2022 CSINT Fellows

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Divya Ramjee is a doctoral candidate and adjunct instructor at American University in Washington, D.C., in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology. I am also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology. My research interests include cybercrime and cyber-enabled crime, NLP and text analysis, and statistical methodology. 

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Harrison Brooks is a current graduate student in the School of International Service's Global Governance, Politics, and Security program. He is specializing in global security, intelligence, and cybersecurity. Harrison is interested in exploring the potential implications of artificial intelligence and quantum computing for intelligence, warfare, and global competition.

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Noah Gibbs is a graduate student in the School of International Service’s International Affairs Policy and Analysis program. His research interests include security in outer space, nuclear strategy, and the role of gender in international affairs. 

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Edgar Palomino is an Research Associate with the Internet Governance Lab. He is a current graduate student at American University's School of International Service, studying emerging technologies as part of the International Affairs & Policy Analysis program. His research interests include blockchain policy, technology standardization, and competition within emerging markets. He recently returned from Peace Corps service in the Republic of Moldova, where he promoted technology skills as a Community Development Volunteer.

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Kyle Sallee is a graduate student in the School of International Service’s U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security program. Kyle is exploring the impacts of Chinese and Russian state-owned nuclear corporations on the proliferation of nuclear energy within Eurasia and Africa.

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Christian Wickert is a current graduate student in the Masters in International Service program. An engineer, MBA, and expert in strategic planning, Christian Wickert started his career as a software programmer in a garage in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He then worked in a range of industries, from treasury risk management to strategy consulting, from telecommunications to an NGO active in digital education and sustainability. He then focused on regulation, negotiating with governments and ministries, which led to him joining the businesses of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in 2015, where he works in Corporate Affairs and Policy, based in Washington, DC. Christian has also provided a TED talk on how fiction can help us better understand our reality.

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Kathryn Urban is a current graduate student in the School of International Service’s Global Governance, Politics, and Security program. Her research interests include Artic securitization and the strategic logic of drone warfare.

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Pragya Jain is an undergraduate sophomore studying International Relations with a minor in Data Science. Her interests are in how emerging technologies can greatly change global relations. Pragya's research focuses include clean energy and technology as well as the implications artificial intelligence will have on humanity.

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Book Review - The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

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Book Review - The Kill Chain: Defending American in the Future of High-Tech Warfare

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Book Review - The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones

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2020-2021 CSINT Fellows

Divya Ramjee entered the 2020-21 Fellows program as a PhD candidate and adjunct professor at American University in Washington, D.C., in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology. Her research interests included cybercrime and intellectual property crime; biotechnology; and the application of machine learning methodologies in the fields of criminology, law, and security.

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Chelsea Corum entered the 2020-21 Fellows program as a first year AU Graduate student in the International Affairs Policy and Analysis Program at SIS.  Her research interests included cyber security and artificial intelligence.

Nicholas Iacobuzio entered the 2020-21 Fellows program as a graduate student in American University's US Foreign Policy and National Security program, where he concentrated in cybersecurity and intelligence.

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Pragya Jain entered the 2020-21 Fellows program as an undergraduate sophomore studying International Relations with a minor in Data Science. She expressed an interest in how emerging technologies can greatly change global relations. Her research focuses included clean energy and technology as well as the implications artificial intelligence will have on humanity.

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Kyle Sallee entered the 2020-21 Fellows program as a graduate student in the School of International Service’s U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security program. Kyle was exploring the impacts of Chinese and Russian state-owned nuclear corporations on the proliferation of nuclear energy within Eurasia and Africa.

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Encryption:

A Tradeoff Between User Privacy and National Security

By: Pragya Jain

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Decoding Hate:

Understanding the Far-Right Symbology of January 6

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Social Media Needs a Refresh

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AI and the Future of Work in the United States

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Regaining American Competitiveness in the Global Nuclear Power Market

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A Breeding Ground for Conspiracies:
How QAnon Helped Bring About the U.S. Capitol Assault

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2019-2020 CSINT Fellows

Dongmin (Dan) Lee entered the 2019-20 Fellows program as a graduate student in the School of International Service at American University, working towards his masters degree in the Foreign Policy and National Security program.  

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Robert(Bob) McDonald entered the 2019-20 Fellows program as a graduate student in the School of International Service at American University, working towards his masters degree in the Global Governance, program.  

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Nicholas Winstead entered the 2019-20 Fellows program as a graduate student in the School of International Service at American University, working towards his masters degree in the Foreign Policy and National Security program.  

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Security, Technology, Innovation ·

Hack-Back: Toward A Legal Framework For Cyber Self-Defense

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The Applications and Implications of Nanotechnology

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Stopping the Spread:
Surveillance Technology and COVID-19

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Vulnerabilities in Cybersecurity: U.S. Election Infrastructure

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