Center Student Researcher

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
Center on the Future of War
Faculty Name: 
Daniel Rothenberg
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

Students from all majors are welcome to submit an application.

Closing Date: 
April 8, 2019
Location or Campus: 
ASU Tempe Campus
Hours Per Week: 

Desired Academic Year: 
Project Description: 

The Center on the Future of War is looking for ASU juniors and seniors interested in being Center Student Researchers for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Center looks at the ways in which war and conflict are changing in an interdisciplinary and policy-oriented manner and links ASU with New America, a DC-based think tank. The team includes over one hundred ASU faculty from multiple fields and several dozen fellows, including top journalists, former government officials, former military, legal scholars and policy experts. Center Student Researchers support the Center’s work and assist members of the team on a variety of projects. Information on specific research assignments will be available closer to fall 2019.

Additionally, Center Student Researchers have worked with Pulitzer Prize winning journalists, best-selling authors, faculty from multiple disciplines, former members of the National Security Council and others on book projects dealing with emerging military technologies, the social impact of the post-9/11 wars, genocide, security in the Middle East, jihadist social media and related issues.

Center Student Researchers participate in a 1-credit in-person class that meets Friday mornings on the Tempe campus from 10:00-11:00 am in the fall and spring semesters. In addition, they assist the Center in hosting major speakers and are invited to attend the annual Future Security Forum in the spring of 2020 in Washington, DC. This event features major figures in national and international security (speakers from past years have included the heads of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, former CEO of Google as well as war correspondents, scientists, global strategists and others).

Alumni of the program have gone on to find jobs at New America, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, NGOs, and elsewhere. Here is a piece on an alumna of our research program, Hannah Hallikainen, who conducted research with a current New America national fellow, Jonathan Katz:  

Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

If you are interested in being a Center Student Researcher, please send a CV (resume) and brief explanation of your interests and why you would like to work with the Center, to the Center's Coordinator, Baltazar Hernandez, at no later than April 8, 2019.