FPRI Names New Fellows

  • June 25, 2012

FPRI Names New Fellows

  • June 25, 2012

The Foreign Policy Research Institute announces the appointment of Ronald J. Granieri, Jakub Grygiel, Thomas B. Martin, Michael A. Reynolds, Clinton Watts, and Wojtek Wolfe as Senior Fellows of the organization. Additionally, Andrew Spath was named an Associate Scholar in FPRI’s Program on the Middle East.

Dr. Granieri was also named as Chairman of FPRI’s InterUniversity Study Group on America and the West, an activity of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West, chaired by Walter McDougall. The Study Group meets monthly to discuss papers presented on issue pertaining to the idea of the West and to the larger cultural and strategic issues facing the Atlantic community. Recent presentations included those by Ron Granieri (“Who Killed Europe?”) and Jakub Grygiel (“The Faulty Logic of the EU and Its Consequences for the United States”).

Brief Bios

Ron Granieri is a specialist in Contemporary German and International History with degrees from both Harvard and the University of Chicago. He is the recipient of a Federal Chancellor Scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is a member in the American Council on Germany’s Young Leader Program. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Syracuse University, Furman University, and the University of Tubingen. He is the author of The Ambivalent Alliance: Konrad Adenauer, the CDU/CSU, and the West, 1949-1966 (Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2003), and is currently completing a book entitled: The Fall and Rise of German Christian Democracy, From Detente to Reunification, for Oxford University Press.

Jakub Grygiel is the George H.W. Bush Associate Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include Eastern Europe; Russia and the former Soviet Union, as well as American foreign policy, international relations, and strategic and security Issues. He is an International Affairs columnist for Giornale del Popolo in Switzerland and Il Mondo in Italy, where he has written on the end of communism, the revival of Russian nationalism and other topics related to the history, economics and politics of Central and Eastern Europe. He was editor of the Journal of Public and International Affairs, and served as a consultant to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris and to the World Bank. He is author of Great Powers and Geopolitical Change (2006) and has published in Orbis as well as other journals.

Thomas Martin is a former CEO and Division President of five high-technology companies. In 2002 he joined Holy Family University, where he is a Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the graduate program in Information Systems Management. He also created an undergraduate program there in Digital Forensics that began in Fall 2011. Dr. Martin has managed government-sponsored research grants from virtually all branches of the military and intelligence agencies, and is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, American Society of Digital Forensics & e-Discovery, Digital Forensics Association, and Information Systems Security Association.

Michael A. Reynolds is an Associate Professor in Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies, where he teaches courses on modern Middle Eastern and Eurasian history, comparative empire, military and ethnic conflict, and secularism. He is author of Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1908-1918 (Cambridge University Press, 2011), co-winner of the 2011 American Historical Association’s George Louis Beer Prize, a Choice outstanding title, and a Financial Times book of the summer. In addition to his historical research on the Ottoman and Russian empires and their successor states, Reynolds works on contemporary issues related to Turkey, the Kurds, Azerbaijan, and the North Caucasus. Reynolds has held fellowships and grants from the Smith Richardson Foundation, Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Fulbright IIE, American Research Institute in Turkey, IREX, and NCEER and others.

Clinton Watts is a Senior Analyst for the Navanti Group. His research focuses on analyzing transnational threat groups operating in local environments on a global scale. He served as a U.S. Army infantry officer, an FBI Special Agent on a Joint Terrorism Task Force, and an Executive Officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC). His publications include: “al Qaeda’s (Mis) Adventures in the Horn of Africa,” Combating Terrorism Center, 2007 (Co-editor, Co-author); “Can the Anbar Strategy Work in Pakistan?” Small Wars Journal, 2007; “Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan: What Foreign Fighter Data Reveals About the Future of Terrorism?” Small Wars Journal, 2008; and “Foreign Fighters: How are they being recruited?” Small Wars Journal, 2008.

Wojtek Wolfe is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers-Camden University. His current research programs focus on multiple areas including US foreign policy, US-China relations, and energy security issues. He is the author of Winning the War of Words: Selling the War on Terror from Afghanistan to Iraq. His teaching interests include US foreign policy, security studies, national security policy issues, and US China affairs. Wolfe received a B.A. from Binghamton University, and an M.A. and Ph.D from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Andrew Spath is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Rutgers University, where he also teaches courses on authoritarian regimes, Middle East politics and society, and Model United Nations. His current research examines the effects of leadership succession on the relationship between government and society in Jordan and Syria.