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Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute announces inaugural Brzezinski Postdoctoral Fellows


The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is pleased to announce that Anita Kellogg and Steven Schrage are the inaugural Brzezinski Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2021-22 academic year.
FPI established the Brzezinski Postdoctoral Fellowships to provide accomplished and promising scholars working in American foreign policy and international security policy the opportunity to join the school and contribute to FPI’s mission of bridging the worlds of scholarship and policy. The Brzezinski Postdoctoral Fellowship program is part of a school-wide initiative honoring Zbigniew Brzezinski, the late U.S. National Security Advisor and longtime SAIS foreign policy professor who left a legacy of leading highly regarded and intellectually challenging current issues seminars focused on American foreign policy.
Kellogg and Schrage were named inaugural Brzezinski Postdoctoral Fellows due to their ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the school and the anticipated impact of their research in their respective academic fields and on policy.
Kellogg is currently a lecturer at UCLA, where her research focuses on the need for a micro-foundational theory that economic interdependence reduces the likelihood of militarized interstate disputes. Currently, she is studying the business community’s role in foreign policy decision-making to prevent military conflict between economically interdependent rivals for a forthcoming book. She also plans to conduct fieldwork in China and Japan to gain a more in-depth understanding of the domestic policymaking process in both countries for research on the Senkaku-Diaoyu Islands conflict. Her previous research includes case studies on Colombia-Venezuela and China-Japan relations resulting from her experience living in Latin America and East Asia. In addition to a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA, she holds a master’s in social science from the University of Chicago and a master’s in international relations from the University of Amsterdam, both focused on inter-Korean relations.    
Schrage founded Delphi Strategy International LLC, previously taught economics and national security at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. During a stint as an Institute of Politics fellow at Harvard University, he began developing his in-progress book on how U.S. presidential candidates’ decisions on personnel, processes, and foreign policy can reshape international relations, grand strategy, and global history. Prior to his doctoral studies, he served in numerous government positions, including as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and co-chair of the G8’s Crime and Terrorism Group representing the White House, where he was a senior executive official covering international trade. As a U.S. congressional staff member, Schrage also served as chief of staff for former U.S. Senator Scott Brown, foreign policy counsel, international trade counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee International, and on the policy team of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. He was also the Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).    

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Zbigniew Brzezinski Initiative

To recognize Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski’s legacy, the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute has established a unique set of academic programs that build on the school’s strengths as a leading center for training graduate students in international policy and relevant academic research. This recognition comprises both immediate programming and longer-term plans, which together will equip a new generation of policy experts capable of the authoritative analysis, strategic vision, and active diplomacy that were hallmarks of Dr. Brzezinski’s role as a scholar, policy advisor, and statesman. For more information, visit: 

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Monday, June 28, 2021