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As both a Research Assistant and INSCT student, I have had the opportunity to learn from and work with professors who have reached the highest level in their fields and who are experts in intelligence, national security law, and international security policy. The management and policy lessons learned through INSCT’s coursework and events will serve me well in any career field.
—Steven Fantigrossi, MPA ’16
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In February 2017, INSCT learned that Eric Delmar (LAW ’05; National Security and Counterterrorism Law) continues to work as an attorney for US Customs and Border Protection in El Paso, TX.

In January 2017, INSCT heard from former Research Assistant Kira Krown (MPA ’15), who has returned to Central New York as Training Manager at the Boulder Institute of Microfinance, headquartered in Syracuse, NY. The Boulder Institute of Microfinance is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to broadening financial inclusion systems through support of sustainable microfinance programs. 

Mark Washburn (LAW '99) meets INSCT Director William C. Banks at the 2017 University of Texas Strauss Center symposium on cybersecurity. Washburn is a member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps.To further his education and career, he has been accepted into the LL.M. program at Columbia Law.
Mark Washburn (LAW ’99) meets INSCT Director William C. Banks at the 2017 University of Texas Strauss Center symposium on cybersecurity. Washburn is a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.To further his education and career, he has been accepted into the LL.M. program at Columbia Law.
CAS in Security Studies candidate Nathaniel Fritz recently completed an internship at the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University in Washington, DC, as part of his Masters in International Relations degree (2017). One of Fritz's tasks while at NDU was to coordinate the Presidential Lecture Series. In this photo, Fritz is seen meeting one of the lecture series' distinguished guests in December 2016: former US National Security Advisor Colin Powell.
CAS in Security Studies candidate Nathaniel Fritz recently completed an internship at the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University in Washington, DC, as part of his Masters in International Relations degree (2017). One of Fritz’s tasks while at NDU was to coordinate the Presidential Lecture Series. In this photo, Fritz is seen meeting one of the lecture series’ distinguished guests in December 2016: former US National Security Advisor Colin Powell.

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Alumni Profiles

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Q & A with INSCT alumnus Siim Alatalu (MAIR ’06)

“Cybersecurity, international relations, and law are becoming increasingly related to each other (if not even intertwined in some areas) and thus I believe it would be good to have a very international and linked approach to them from the beginning.”

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LTC Pia Rogers (JD/MPA ’01) with INSCT Director William C. Banks at the Duke Law LENS Conference in February 2016.

Q & A with INSCT alumna LTC Pia Rogers (JD/MPA ’01)

“Young national security professionals should seize every opportunity to learn and grow. You never know when attending a panel discussion or talking to a student or professor outside of a class will lead your career path in a new direction. Take advantage of all networking opportunities and force yourself outside your comfort zone.”

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Courtney Schuster

SU Law Podcast with INSCT alumna Courtney Schuster (LAW ’13)

“… taking National Security Law and related coursework with professors Banks and Crane definitely gave me the foundation to write this report [for New America] and conduct all of this research on ISIS and the foreign fighters …”

 

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Q & A with INSCT alumnus Richard Lim (MPA ’10)

“Take Professor Banks’ counterterrorism and national security law courses. They provide an invaluable foundation of knowledge that will serve you well in your future employment. Take them even if you aren’t a law student!”

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Meredith_Johnson

Q & A with INSCT alumna Meredith Johnson (JD/MPA ’09)

“My J.D./M.P.A. joint degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in Security Studies allowed me to rise above my peers. I have been very fortunate with my job searches, due to the opportunities I received at Syracuse University.”

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Molly Scullin

Q&A with INSCT alumna Molly Scullin (LAW ’10)

“INSCT was invaluable in giving me with a very realistic understanding of complex and ongoing national security concerns, which I now deal with on a daily basis.”

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Leslie Schildt

Q & A with INSCT alumna Leslie Schildt (LAW ’10)

“Sometimes interns ask me if [SU Law] is worth the investment, and I tell them absolutely it is—because of INSCT. INSCT’s professors are world-class authorities in their field, with an unparalleled commitment to helping their students.”

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Short profiles of members of the INSCT alumni family. For longer profiles, see below!

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Jiayi Zhou (MAIR ’13)
Program: Postconflict Reconstruction
Current Position: WSD-Handa Fellow, CSIS Pacific Forum
Previous Positions: Research and Project Assistant, SIPRI; Research Assistant, NATO Parliamentary Assembly; Policy Analyst, SAIC; Policy Intern, Office of the Secretary of Defense
https://se.linkedin.com/in/jiayiwzhou

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Michael Vozzo (LAW ’04)
Program: National Security and Counterterrorism Law
Current Position: Associate Deputy General Counsel, US Department of Defense Office of the General Counsel
Previous Positions: Associate, Lester Schwab Katz and Dwyer, LLP; Assistant District Attorney, Queens County District Attorney’s Office; Law Clerk
United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-vozzo-06997283

Stephanie Gonzalez (JD/MAIR ’08)
Program: National Security and Counterterrorism Law
Current Position: Associate Counsel, US Navy
Previous Positions: Assistant Counsel, US Navy; Intern, International Organization for Migration
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-gonzalez-99112011

Jeremy Busch (MAIR ’09)
Program: Security Studies
Current Position: Program Manager, International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Previous Positions: Financial Director, Russian-American Press and Information Center (RAPIC); Translator/Editor, ANSER
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-busch-7099511

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Gladys Anoh (MAIR ’11)
Program: Postconflict Reconstruction
Current Position: Executive Secretary, American Chamber of Commerce, Côte d’Ivoire
Previous Positions: US Initiative Project Officer, APEX-CI
https://www.linkedin.com/in/teboho-gladys-anoh-2ba60916

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Natalie Alm (MPA/MAIR ’13)
Program: Postconflict Reconstruction
Current Position: Program Officer, Wildlife Conservation Society (Andes-Amazon)
Previous Positions: Site Lead, Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC (US Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships); Intern, Office of Policy Planning and Coordination, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, US Department of State
https://pe.linkedin.com/in/nataliealm

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Alexandra Hackbarth (MPA/MAIR ’15)
Program: Security Studies
Current Position: Congressional Liaison, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
Previous Positions: Legislative Assistant, Sen. Ron Wyden; Rosenthal Policy Fellow, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Truman National Security Congressional Scholar, Truman National Security Project
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-hackbarth-9266b724

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Natalya Grokh (MAIR ’08)
Program: Security Studies
Current Position: Operations Officer, Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, US Department of State
Previous Positions: Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State; Vice Consul, US Consulate-Shanghai; Economic Analyst and Officer, US Embassy-Manila; Political, Economic, and Commercial Officer, US Embassy-Lome
https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalya-grokh-0ab89187