AGS Council Members 2013-2014:

Marie-Claire “MC” Bousquette (co-chair) is a senior majoring in political science with a concentration in international relations. She is also pursuing a certificate in markets and management. Her research interests include national security and defense policy, terrorism, and civil-military relations. Following her graduation from Duke, she hopes to earn a Master’s degree in Accountancy and synthesize her knowledge into a finance and defense-oriented career path.

Daniel Strunk (co-chair) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics with a minor in psychology.  His research interests include U.S. Constitutional law, the rule of law, and international relations.  Upon graduation from Duke, he hopes to attend law school or pursue a Ph.D. in political science.

Anand Raghuraman (co-chair) is a junior double majoring in political science and economics.  His research interests include American policy towards India and the history of American nuclear nonproliferation policy.  Upon graduating from Duke, he hopes to attend law school or work in the national security field.

Stefani Jones is a senior majoring in political science with a concentration in international relations. Her research interests include the role of international law, development, and genocide prevention in US foreign policy and grand strategy. Stefani is a member of Duke Student Government and the Duke debate team, and she would like to further her studies in either international law or public policy upon graduation.

Joyce Lau is a senior who is undecided about what she wants to major in, though she is mainly interested in math, history, and economics.  Her research interests include domestic education policy and Sino-American relations.  Upon graduation from Duke, she hopes to work in law, finance, or politics.

Bernadette Leblond is a senior double majoring in public policy and political science, with a concentration in International Relations. Her research interests include national security, foreign aid, and domestic educational policies. Upon graduation, she hopes to either obtain a master’s in Public Policy or pursue a government career.

Colin Scott is a senior majoring in political science and history.  His research interests include the study of international relations, American foreign policy, and Cold War history. Upon graduation from Duke, he hopes to attend law school.

Olivia Wasteneys is a senior majoring in political science with a concentration in international relations and a minor in Turkish. Her research interests include Turkey-EU relations, as well as the institution of Islam and its role within the Turkish state. After graduation she hopes to travel, teaching or doing research abroad, before returning to the U.S. to continue her studies in foreign policy.

Hong Zhu is a senior studying Economics, Public Policy, and Political Science. Her research interests include international development and economic policy. She hopes to pursue a career relating to policy research, economics, or law.

Lawrence Nemeh is a junior majoring in political science and Asian and Middle Eastern studies and is affiliated with American Grand Strategy, Duke Debate and Duke University Improv.  His research interests involve the Arab Spring and US foreign policy in the Middle East.  Upon his graduation from Duke, Lawrence is interested in pursuing a graduate program in political science with a focus on national security.

Ted Leonhardt is a junior majoring in history with a concentration in law and governance. His research interests include the “special relationship” between Britain and the United States, American diplomatic history, and military strategy. Ted is the co-author of a book about the contribution of graduates of Groton School to American foreign policy and is a member of Dukes and Duchesses. After graduating from Duke, he hopes to attend law school.

Ray Li is a junior double majoring in public policy and political science with a concentration in American Government. His academic interests include congressional politics, electoral systems and campaigns and Sino-American relations. Ray is a member of the Duke Student Government, the Duke debate team, the Duke Model United Nations team, and the Duke International Relations Association Secretariat. Upon graduation from Duke, he plans to pursue further studies in public policy and law.

Jacob Zionce is a junior majoring in political science and public policy, and minoring in Arabic. In addition to the American Grand Strategy program, Jacob is a member of  the Duke Board of Trustees, Duke Student Government, and Duke Debate. His research interests include Middle Eastern politics, political philosophy, and electoral theory. Upon his graduation, Jacob hopes to pursue a career in public service or attend law school.

Christie Lawrence is a sophomore double-majoring in public policy and international comparative studies with a focus on the Middle East. Additionally she is pursuing a Turkish minor. At Duke, she is also involved with Duke Moot Court. Her research interests include U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, the rise of political Islam, and national security. Upon graduation from Duke, she hopes to pursue a career in government, politics, or political research.

Emma Campbell-Mohn is a sophomore who is considering majoring in political science and pursuing a certificate in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics. At Duke she is also involved with Moot Court. Her interests include U.S.-China relations and international law, particularly in regards to its effects on U.S. foreign policy. After graduation she hopes to attend law school and pursue a government career.

Julio Cesar is a sophomore pursuing a double major in economics (with a finance concentration) and mathematics, with a minor in political science. He was a cadet First Sergeant in the U.S. Army JROTC Program. His research interests include: international monetary economics and the “Primat of Innenpolitik”. He is a senior summer associate at Octagon Consultant Group located in Puerto Rico.  Upon graduation, he hopes to attend law school or pursue graduate studies in economics.

Charles Jones is a sophomore most keenly interested in the confluence of business and U.S. foreign policy. With a focus on international law and the politics of wealth, Jones has studied the privatization craze that brought to prominence the oligarch class in post-Soviet Eastern Europe and the oil politics of the Middle East. Jones is a dual Georgia and New York City resident, member of the Duke Debate Team, licensed pilot, and graduate of Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts.

Luke Maier, a sophomore, studies environmental science and public policy with a concentration in US foreign policy.  He has also studied international conservation and ethics in Singapore and Oxford, respectively.  His research focuses on the environment-human conflict nexus, climate change adaptation policy, and international affairs.  Maier hopes to explore careers in diplomacy and public policy, both in the U.S. and abroad.

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