U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Post-doctoral Fellowship
The Dickey Center and the Office of the Dean of Faculty collaborate on a Dartmouth post-doctoral fellowship program in U.S. foreign policy and international security.
U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellows are selected to spend a minimum of ten months and up to one year in-residence at Dartmouth on research and writing about international issues related to one of the Dickey Center's research areas: environment, health, human development, gender, and security.
While scholars at any stage of their career are eligible, applications from recent recipients of a PhD or equivalent degree are especially encouraged to apply. Fellows are provided with an office and access to Dartmouth faculty and resources. They must be in-residence during their fellowship and participate in Dickey Center seminars and events.
U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellows utilize their year at Dartmouth to maximize progress on their research, build contacts with other Fellows, Dartmouth faculty and with policy networks, and contribute to the intellectual life of the College.
All Fellows are assigned a faculty mentor with whom they meet on a regular basis. Faculty mentors are intended to provide professional advice for career building and integrating into the Dartmouth intellectual community as well as substantive expertise.
Fellows typically will:
- Give a faculty seminar on the work discussed in the Dickey Center’s seminar series on international politics and foreign policy
- Present work in the departments of Government, History, and in other seminar series at the College
- Participate with other Fellows in an undergraduate course, taught with a Dartmouth faculty member. Fellows also often make guest appearances in other classes, and interact with undergraduate students in Dickey Center student groups or other organization as interest warrants
- Participate in events for Fellows organized throughout the year – topics will be determined on the basis of mutual interest and perceived need
One of the motivations of the Fellows program is to help bridge the gap between academic work on U.S. foreign policy and international security and the world of policy. Activities in the fellowship program include:
- Seminar on Op Eds, reaching out to media
- Publishing for journals, books
- Workshop on telling the story of your research/ media training/video production
- Networking with policy makers, Dickey Center visitors
- Building professional contacts
- Washington DC outreach, including policy workshops
Fellows have joint sessions and sometimes one-on-one meetings with visiting practitioners, including (in the last few years):
- Atifete Jahjaga, former President of Kosovo
- Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
- Melanne Verveer, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN for Global Women's Issues
- Rand Beers, former Acting Secretary of Homeland Security
- Matthew Olsen, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and former General Counsel of the NSA
- Wendy Sherman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Lead U.S. Negotiator in the Iran Nuclear Talks
- Aharon Barak, former President of the Israeli Supreme Court
- Neal Wolin, former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Department
- Kerri-Ann Jones, former Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
- Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
- Michael Morell, former Deputy Director of the CIA
- Thomas Bagger, Head of Policy Planning, German Foreign Office
- Mara Rudman, former Deputy National Security Advisor, and former Assistant Administrator for the Middle East at the U.S. Agency for International Development
- General Carter Ham, former Commander of U.S. Africa Command
- General James Mattis, former Commander of U.S. Central Command
- Maria Otero, former Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
- Bruce Riedel, senior advisor to four U.S. presidents on the Middle East and South Asia
- Eugene Rumer, former National Intelligence Officer for Russia/Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council
- Don Steinberg, former Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development
In addition, a major goal of the fellowship is to build networks. Toward that end, the fellowship seeks to nurture connections among Fellows and between them and practitioners. After Fellows leave Dartmouth, they should expect to be connected to other alumni via social media and USFP/IS alumni events held in Hanover or Washington.
The application period for the 2017-18 fellowship is now closed. We will announce the application window for the 2018-19 fellowship in the fall. Those interested must apply through the online application tool provided by interfolio.
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The Fellows program is made possible in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation and the generous through The Karen Tu'89 and Joseph Niehaus '85 Fellowship and the William M. Glovsky and the Glovsky Family Fund.