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 Center for International Understanding ; Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies (ENVS)
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
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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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

Brian Blankenship

Brian Blankenship

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Ben Denison

Benjamin Denison

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Audrey Giles

Audrey Giles

2018-19 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Arctic Studies; Professor, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa
Lenore Grenoble

Lenore Grenoble

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

Dotan Haim

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Jeff Kerby

Jeffrey Kerby

Dickey Center Visiting Arctic Fellow; Neukom '16 Post-doctoral Fellow
Kelly Matush

Kelly Matush

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Jayita Sarkar

Jayita Sarkar

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Leah Sarson

Leah Sarson

Dickey Center Postdoctoral Researcher; Visiting Arctic Fellow, Institute of Arctic Studies
Philip Short

Philip Short

Magro Family Distinguished Fellow in International Affairs
Katsuya Tsukamoto

Katsuya Tsukamoto

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
Lydia Walker

Lydia Walker

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow
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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
Silke Zoller

Silke Zoller

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

Our Student Interns

Sarah Atac

Sarah Atac

Student Programs Intern; War & Peace Fellows, Student Intern
Allyson Block

Allyson Block

Student Programs Intern
Sunny Drescher

Sunny Drescher

War and Peace Fellows, Student Intern
Namrata Ramakrishna

Namrata Ramakrishna

Human Development Initiative, Student Intern
Samantha Stern

Samantha Stern

War & Peace Fellows, Student 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
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
Elizabeth McClintock

Elizabeth McClintock '86

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
Aly Rahim

Aly Rahim '02

Member, Board of Visitors
Dan Reicher

Dan Reicher '78 P'17

Member, Board of Visitors
Scott Straus

Scott Straus '92

Member, Board of Visitors

Our Graduate Students

Ruth Heindel

Ruth Heindel

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