Meet the people in the Dickey Center:

Our Director

Daniel Benjamin

Daniel Benjamin

Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director

Our Associate Directors

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Melody Brown Burkins

Associate Director, John Sloan Dickey Ctr for International Understanding ; Adjunct Professor, Environmental Studies
Tom Candon

Thomas Candon

Associate Managing Director; YALI MWF Administrative Director

Our Staff

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Casey Aldrich

Student Programs Manager
Kim Hanchett

Kim Hanchett

Student Programs & Administrative Assistant
Victoria Hicks

Victoria Hicks

Assistant to the Director
Lee McDavid

Lee McDavid

Arctic Program Manager; Institute of Arctic Studies
Amy Newcomb

Amy Newcomb

Senior Program Officer; YALI MWF Academic Director
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Anne N. Sosin

Global Health Initiative Program Manager
Sharon Tribou-St. Martin

Sharon M. Tribou-St. Martin

Events and Communications Manager

Our Faculty

Lisa Adams

Lisa V. Adams

Global Health Initiative Coordinator, Dickey Center for International Understanding; Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Community and Family Medicine
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Matthew P. Ayres

Professor of Biological Sciences; Associate Director, Institute of Arctic Studies
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Kenneth M. Bauer

Program Manager, Human Development Initiative, Dickey Center; Program Manager, War & Peace Studies Program, Dickey Center
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Melody Brown Burkins

Associate Director, John Sloan Dickey Ctr for International Understanding ; Adjunct Professor, Environmental Studies
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Lauren E. Culler

Research Assistant Professor; Science Outreach Coordinator
Benjamin A. Valentino

Benjamin A. Valentino

Associate Professor of Government; Coordinator, War and Peace Studies Program, Dickey Center for International Understanding
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Ross A. Virginia

Director, Institute of Arctic Studies; Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science
William C. Wohlforth

William C. Wohlforth

Professor of Government; Daniel Webster Professor

Our Fellows

Rand Beers

Rand Beers '64

Member, Board of Visitors; Dickey Center Senior Fellow
Andrew Bertoli

Andrew Bertoli

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
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Lauren E. Culler

Research Assistant Professor; Science Outreach Coordinator
Zach Fredman

Zach Fredman

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Stephanie Freeman

Stephanie Freeman

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Lenore Grenoble

Lenore Grenoble

Dickey Center Senior Arctic Fellow; Chair, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division, University of Chicago
Jeff Kerby

Jeffrey Kerby

Dickey Center Visiting Arctic Fellow; Neukom '16 Post-doctoral Fellow
Ore Koren

Ore Koren

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Andrew Shaver

Andrew Shaver

Karen TU'89 and Joseph Niehaus '85 Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security
Kai Sun

Kai Sun

Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar; Associate Professor, School of Law and Political Science, Ocean University of China
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Kenneth Yalowitz

Dickey Center Senior Arctic Fellow; Global Fellow, Kennan Institute, Wilson Center
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George Yin

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Sherry Zaks

Sherry Zaks

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

Our Student Interns

Sarah Atac

Sarah Atac

Student Programs Intern
Allyson Block

Allyson Block

Student Programs Intern
Julia Cohen

Julia Cohen

Student Programs Intern
Akhila Kovvuri

Akhila Kovvuri

Student Programs Intern
Robert Wang

Robert Wang

Student Programs Intern

Our Board of Visitors

Geeta Anand

Geeta Anand '89

Member, Board of Visitors
Chris Bartel

Christopher Bartel '94

Member, Board of Visitors
Wendy Becker

Wendy Becker '87

Member, Board of Visitors
Rand Beers

Rand Beers '64

Member, Board of Visitors; Dickey Center Senior Fellow
Martin Cetron

Martin Cetron '81

Member, Board of Visitors
Welton Chang

Welton Chang '05

Member, Board of Visitors
Lisa Conte

Lisa Conte '81 T'85

Member, Board of Visitors
Sharon Cowan

Sharon Lee Cowan '78

Member, Board of Visitors
Susan Huang

Susan Huang '84

Member, Board of Visitors
KC Kung

Kuo Chuan Kung '91

Member, Board of Visitors
Anthony Magro

Anthony Magro '76

Member, Board of Visitors
Sandy McCulloch

Norman E. "Sandy" McCulloch Jr. '50

Chair Emeritus, Board of Visitors
Raffiq Nathoo

Raffiq Nathoo '87

Member, Board of Visitors
Joe Niehaus

Joe Niehaus '85 P'17

Member, Board of Visitors
Bill Obenshain

Bill Obenshain '62, T '63

Chairman, Board of Visitors
Dan Reicher

Dan Reicher '78 P'17

Member, Board of Visitors
Scott Straus

Scott Straus '92

Member, Board of Visitors
Jon Zehner

Jon Zehner '79 

Member, Board of Visitors

Our Graduate Students

Ruth Heindel

Ruth Heindel

JSEP Graduate Fellow; Ph.D. Candidate, Earth Sciences
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