Harrison Palefsky, Research Assistant

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Mr. Harrison Palefsky is a Research Assistant at the Partnership for Global Security. His primary research focuses on Congressional action on issues relating to nuclear energy, security, and nonproliferation as well as recent U.S. governmental action on issues of cyber governance. He is a recent graduate of American University’s School of International Service, with concentrations in foreign policy, national security and international development. During his junior year, he spent a semester studying Arabic and Middle Eastern regional issues in Jordan, where he became interested in the international security implications of the emergence of nuclear power in developing countries.

His past research projects have focused on international security issues posed by terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa and the role that government administration plays in the success and failure of energy megaprojects. He has previously interned at The Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, where he worked on issues of nuclear security with an emphasis on nuclear materials and weapons nonproliferation in the Middle East and East Asia.