Dickey Fellows are selected to spend a minimum of nine months and up to one year in residence at Dartmouth, researching and writing about international issues related to one of the Dickey Center's research areas. For 2013-14 we are pleased to continue our collaboration with the Dean of Faculty office at Dartmouth in our second year with the Dartmouth Post Doctoral Program in International Security and US Foreign Policy.
Applicants from all disciplines working on research that bears directly on US Foreign Policy and International security are welcome to apply. While scholars at any stage of their career are eligible, applications from recent recipients of the PhD or equivalent degree are especially encouraged to apply. Fellows must be in residence during their fellowship and are asked to participate in Dickey Center seminars and events and are invited to take advantage of other Dartmouth activities.
The Dickey Center Fellows program is made possible in part by the generous support of William M. Glovsky and the Glovsky Family Fund in memory of Ruth and Abraham Glovsky, created to encourage academic research in and teaching of alternative dispute resolution through interdisciplinary study of the differences among peoples and the motivations, consequences and possible resolutions of conflict between them.
Michael Beckley Is an assistant professor of political science at Tufts University, specializing in U.S. and Chinese foreign policy. His research has received multiple awards and appeared in a variety of scholarly publications and popular media, including the Financial Times, the Harvard Business Review, International Security, the Journal of Stategic Studies, National Public Radio, the Weekly Standard, and the Yale Journal of International Affairs.
Michael is currently working on three projects. The first is a book that examines the foundations of American power and challenges the notion that China is overtaking the United States as the world's dominant power. The second project is a set of articles that analyze the various costs and benefits to the United States of its military alliances. The third project is a co-authored study with two Dartmouth professors that explains why Japan's economy grew so fast in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and so slowly ever since.
Prior to Tufts, Michael held positions at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the RAND Corporation, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Carter Center. He holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University.
Rosella Cappella is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boston University and is currently on leave as a visiting fellow at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political economy and national security. She is currently in the process of revising her book manuscript entitled Cash, Guns, and Power: How States Pay for Wars which provides a framework to explain how states have financed interstate wars from 1800 to the present.
Her other projects investigate the role of inflation and war from the onset of the conflict through its duration as well as the causes and consequences of inflation in counterinsurgency warfare. Her most recent manuscript, Reserve Currency and Military Power: Lessons from the Sterling Era and the Future of America’s Military Might, is currently under review.
Rosella has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and two BA’s with honors from the University of Southern California, one in International Relations and the other in Economics.
Austin Long is Assistant Professor of International Security Policy and Strategic Studies at Columbia University. He received his PhD in Political Science from MIT and his B.S. from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology.
While at Dartmouth, Long will be completing a book on the role of military organizational culture in shaping military doctrine, and in particular counterinsurgency doctrine and operations. The question has both theoretical and policy significance, as counterinsurgency has been a component of warfare since World War II, but has not been systematically examined for variation across counterinsurgency operations. Long argues that military organizational culture best explains variation in counterinsurgency operations and deviation from written doctrine, and uses a study of the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps and the British Army to demonstrate and test the implications of these variations. Long’s cases include counterinsurgency in South Vietnam and Kenya, as well as the contemporary cases of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Long served as a policy analyst and advisor to the U.S. forces in Iraq in 2007-2008, and to the U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2011 and 2013.
Trygve Throntveit received his A.B., A.M. and Ph.D. in History from Harvard University, where he focused on American intellectual and political history and international relations between 1880-1920, with particular emphasis on the thought and influence of William James and Woodrow Wilson.
During his year at Dartmouth, Throntveit will be at work on a new book, Power without Victory: Woodrow Wilson and the American Internationalist Experiment. This book challenges the conventional understanding of Woodrow Wilson as a “Wilsonian” seeking to spread American style democracy and imperial influence around the world, and instead argues that his aim was both more radical and more practical: the gradual development of a world government legitimated by communal analysis and cooperative management of world affairs. Thronveit argues that this idea was popular enough in the United States to prompt a Senate campaign against Wilson’s idea, which ultimately was successful in large part due to Wilson’s own acts of self-sabotage. The work is particularly relevant in its challenge to assumptions about the permanence of anarchy in international relations that have long shaped US political thought.
Matthew Trudgen Matthew Trudgen received his Ph.D. in History from Queen’s University in 2011. He was also awarded a M.A. in History from the University of Western Ontario in 2004, and an Honors B.A. in History and Political Science from Huron University College in 2003.
His doctoral dissertation “The Search for Continental Security: The Development of a North American Air Defense System, 1949-1956” was revised for publication during his time as the R.B. Byers Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Calgary, and is currently undergoing peer review at McGill-Queen’s University Press. Along with this work, he had several articles published in academic journals. He has also conducted research for the Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre.
During his time at Dartmouth, Trudgen will undertake a study of the role of strategic defense in US security policy since World War II, and will in particular address the reasons why, despite the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and NORTHCOM, strategic defense and continental security were not higher priorities following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Trudgen argues that to understand why the war on terror did not lead to a significant revision of American strategy, it is necessary to understand the evolution of that strategy during the Cold War, where despite the development of a North American air defense system in the 1950s as well as extensive debates over ballistic missile defense from the 1950s onwards, American strategy remained offensive in nature and sought to deal with threats to U.S. security far from the shores of North America.
Ambassador Kenneth L. Yalowitz (ret.)
Ambassador Yalowitz served as the director of the Dickey Center from 2003 - 2012. He retired from the US Department of State in 2001 after 36 years as career diplomat and member of the Senior Foreign Service. He served twice as a U.S. ambassador: to the Republic of Belarus from 1994-1997 and to Georgia from 1998-2001. His other foreign assignments included two tours of duty in Moscow, The Hague and the US Mission to NATO in Brussels. His domestic assignments have included country director for Australia-New Zealand Affairs, deputy director for economics of the Office of Soviet Union Affairs, and Congressional Foreign Affairs Fellow. Ambassador Yalowitz previously taught political science at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He also served as the Area Studies Chair on the former Soviet Union (1993-94) and Dean of the Senior Seminar (1997-98) at the Foreign Service Institute, the U.S. government’s training institution for preparing American diplomats and other professionals for foreign service.
He has won a variety of awards for conflict prevention and for overall diplomatic performance. In 1984, he received a superior honor award for crisis management in the shootdown of KAL-007. He was chosen for the Ambassador Robert Frasure award for peacemaking and conflict prevention in 2000 for his work to prevent the spillover of the Chechen war into Georgia.
Amb. Yalowitz is currently a Dickey Center Arctic Fellow. He is also a Diplomat in Residence and Senior Advisor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University in Virginia, a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and a diplomat-in-residence at American University. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Eurasia Partnership Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Open Spaces Foundation. In 2009, he was invited to join the American Academy of Diplomacy, which is a private, non-profit, non-partisan, elected organization whose active membership is limited to men and women who have held positions of high responsibility in crafting and implementing American foreign policy. In 2011 he was elected to membership in the Council on Foreign Relations.
Gene Lyons (1924 - 2013)
was the Orvil Dryfoos Professor of Public Affairs and Professor of Government Emeritus. He served with the National Research Council and UNESCO and had been a visiting professor at the University of Paris (Sorbonne). He wrote widely on the role and development of international organizations in international affairs, coediting Beyond Westphalia: State Sovereignty and International Intervention
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995) and The United Nations System: the Policies of the Member States
(United Nations University Press, 1995.) In 2003 he coedited and contributed to International Human Rights in the 21st Century: Protecting the Rights of Groups
(Rowman and Littlefield). From 1995-97 he served as acting Director of the Dickey Center.