Interim Director

Joshua Rovner is Associate Professor in the School of International Service at American University. Dr. Rovner is the author of Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence (Cornell University Press, 2011); and the co-editor of Chaos in the Liberal Order: The Trump Presidency and International Politics in the 21st Century (Columbia University Press, 2018); and Chaos Reconsidered: The Liberal Order and the Future of International Politics (Columbia University Press, 2023). In addition to many articles and book chapters on intelligence and strategy, he writes a regular column at War on the Rocks. In 2018 and 2019 he served as Scholar-in-Residence at the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command

Associated Faculty

Keith Darden Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Politics, Governance & Economics SIS | Politics, Governance & Economics

Earl Anthony Wayne Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer and Distinguished Diplomat in Residence SIS | Foreign Policy & Global Security

Research Associates


2023-2024 CSINT Fellows

Alexandra Klemer

Alexandra Klemer is a current second-year graduate student in the School of International Service's U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security program with a concentration in Transnational Security. Her research interests include critical and emerging technologies, transnational cyberterrorism, ethics and democracy in cyber space, and the future developments of war.

Anna Miskelley

Anna Miskelley is a current graduate student in the School of International Service’s U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security program. Her research interests include China’s military application of emerging technology, irregular warfare tactics, and artificial intelligence.

Christopher Barclay

Christopher Barclay is a graduate student in SIS's U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security program. He has researched accountability frameworks at the Stimson Center’s Cyber Program, explored tech and foreign policy economics, and honed language skills in Russian and Spanish. His research interests include cybersecurity, autonomy and AI, and ethical tech policy.

Kylieanne Broughton

Kylianne Broughton is an undergraduate pursuing a B.S. in Data Science and a B.A. in International Studies at American University. She’s a member of AU’s Community-Based Research program and a Junior Fellow at the Internet Governance Lab, where she studies AI governance. Her research interests include applied NLP and digitally-mediated disinformation.

Nathan Depew

Nathan Depew is a graduate of SIS's US Foreign Policy & National Security program. He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University, is a registered patent agent, and has worked in the manufacturing sector in Shenzhen, China. His research interests include cybersecurity, global alliances, great power competition, and semiconductor devices.

Siddhant Kishore

Siddhant Kishore is a current graduate student in the School of International Service's Global Governance, Politics, and Security Program, specializing in global security. His research interests include emerging technology in warfare, national security, and intelligence. Before joining SIS, Siddhant worked in the private sector and regional non-profit organizations.