Sean Falvey specializes in North Africa, the Levant, and the Arab Gulf in regards to issues of Human Rights, Climate Change, Terrorism, Radical Islamic Thought, and Sustainability. Falvey is currently majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Middle East Policy and a minor in Arabic at Quinnipiac University. He has conducted research and written papers on the Israel-Palestine conflict, Post-Colonial Africa and Middle East, the Arab Spring, demographics of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Human Rights issues in the region. Falvey is currently studying foreign policy through the American University School of Professional and Extended Studies for the Spring of 2017, conducting research on renewable energy markets globally. Falvey was born in Connecticut and currently resides there permanently. He has also studied Italian, Mandarin, and is currently studying Arabic.
Allison Hart specializes in the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa) and Europe in regards to issues on Technology, Human Rights, Environmental Development and Sustainability, and Intelligence & National Security. Ms. Hart is double majoring in Political Science and International Business with a minor in Economics from Merrimack College. She has conducted research on Attitudes towards Female Employment in the Middle East, Water Scarcity in the Middle East leading to Mass Migration, as well as other research pertaining to the MENA region. Ms. Hart is a co-founder of The Capitoline, a student-run political website geared towards educating and informing the 18-24 age group. She is currently interning for the Middle East Policy Council in Washington DC while studying Foreign Policy at American University’s School of Professional and Extended Studies for the Spring of 2017. While attending the program at AU she is also conducting a research project on the sale of PGMs (Precision Guided Munition) to Saudi Arabia. Ms. Hart was born in Massachusetts where she is attending her undergraduate degree. She is currently studying Arabic and will be attending the 2017 Arabic Summer Language Program through Middlebury College.
Bonnette Ishimwe specializes on Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Africa, and the Israeli-Palestine conflict and more specifically on Global Health, International Development and Sustainability, Human Rights and International Law as it relates to these regions. Ishimwe is currently a double major of Politics and French at Whitman College. She has written papers on Pan-Africanism, Post-Colonial Africa, the Israel-Palestine conflict and the threat of non-commutable diseases on developing nations, using Sub-Saharan Africa as case study. Ishimwe is currently spending the Spring 2017 semester in Washington DC as a foreign policy student in American University’s Washington Semester Program, conducting research on emerging markets on the African continent with Dr. Landry Signe at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars. Ishimwe was born in Kigali, Rwanda but grew up in different countries on the continent; Burundi, Kenya, Zambia and South Africa. Ishimwe is fluent in Kinyarwanda, French, English, Kirundi and Swahili.
Gregory Kulchyckyj specializes in Eurasia and the Middle East in regards to Human Rights, Energy, and Security. He is currently doing a double major in international relations and economics at Tufts University. He has written papers on Ukrainian domestic movements and the intersection between human rights and nationalism in Europe. He is currently spending the Spring 2017 semester in Washington DC as a foreign policy student in American University’s Washington Semester Program, conducting research on the implementation of American foreign policy objectives in Ukraine since 2004.
Prior to Tufts, Greg lived in Ukraine for 11 years and Germany for three years. During that time, he witnessed Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity and Russia’s invasion into Crimea and the Donbas. Throughout his life, Greg has traveled to over 30 countries, observing numerous cultures and lifestyles. He is trilingual in English, Ukrainian, and German. Greg hopes to continuously learn and engage in international developments affecting the world today.
Wyatt Scott studies Government, Law and National Security at Misericordia University. This unique degree offers analytical thinking on a trilateral basis to cover all aspects affecting national security. He also studies Foreign Policy at American University’s School of Professional and Extended Studies. Wyatt is an intern at the Truman National Security Project where he conducts research and advocacy work. His work includes various papers on the U.S. national security apparatus and global security dilemmas ranging from the world wars, cold war and beyond. His current work includes a research study (Colombia and the FARC: U.S. Role in War and Peacemaking).
Wyatt currently serves in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as an Infantry soldier in his unit’s Sniper Section. He has spent time in the Republic of Georgia, Jamaica, Germany, and all over the U.S.