2020 Firestone Fellow Julie George


PhD Candidate
Cornell University

Julie George is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Government at Cornell University where she specializes in international security. Her doctoral research examines the proliferation of emerging technologies and its impact on the probability and nature of conflict and cooperation internationally. This focus has led her to engage with a broad selection of scholarship across science and technology studies including history, international studies, and law.

Last summer, Julie was a Summer Associate at RAND in the National Security Research Division working on the national and international security implications of emerging technologies. Currently, she is an adjunct at RAND, and serves as the Strategy Chair for the Future Strategy Forum (FSF) on the graduate student team – an initiative that connects national security scholars with leading practitioners and showcases female talent in the field.

Prior to her doctoral studies, Julie worked at the Atlantic Council South Asia Center and completed a graduate fellowship at the Nonproliferation Education and Research Center (NEREC) housed at KAIST University in South Korea. Her previous work included research on nuclear and cyber security, military expenditures, and trade in East and South Asia. Julie has a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Boston University, where she received the Best Thesis Award and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Julie will work on Aspen Digital’s Cybersecurity projects.