Prof. Kimberly Marten Receives Prestigious Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship

academiaRussiaPolitical Science Kimberly Marten, the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, has been awarded an International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars by the Council on Foreign Relations.  Marten is a member of the first class of senior scholars selected for this year-long fellowship in its nearly 50-year history.
The goal of this new program is to help close the gap between research and practice on peace and security issues, as well as to enrich the teaching and scholarship of tenured academics.  Prof. Marten, who also directs the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations at the Columbia University Harriman Institute, will focus her fellowship work on U.S. relations with Russia.
Associate Provost Patricia Denison congratulated Prof. Marten, calling her “an important voice, particularly in this historical moment.  The Council on Foreign Relations fellowship will greatly aid Prof. Marten’s research and our understanding of this crucial area of inquiry.”
Upon her completion of the fellowship, Prof. Marten plans to write a book about U.S.-Russia relations.  She hopes that this experience will provide new insights for her to share with Barnard students about how the U.S. government really works, and about potential career paths in Washington.  She plans to design and teach a new undergraduate course on U.S. foreign and security policy decision making that features a simulation component and a course for master’s degree students at Columbia University on the Russian military and Security Policy.
In addition to Prof. Marten’s scholarly contributions, she is frequently featured in mainstream media, both as a quoted expert on current events and a featured writer.  Most recently, she was a guest on National Public Radio to discuss Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s different approaches to Russia and provided commentary to Bloomberg BNA on how U.S. and European sanctions on Russia affect Arctic trade. She appeared on CBS, WNYC, and several other outlets in the final days of 2016 to explain the reasons for and potential effects of U.S. sanctions against Russian hacking.
 

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