Kimberly Marten (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College) has been awarded an International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) for Tenured International Relations Scholars by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The CFR IAF program was created in 1967, but this is the first time that fellowships associated with the program have been made available to senior scholars. 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.
In summer 2017, Marten will be placed in a U.S. government agency for 12 months to work on some aspect of U.S. relations with Russia, during her upcoming sabbatical leave from Barnard College. The exact placement in government has not yet been determined.
Upon her return to Barnard she plans to write a book about how U.S. and Russian domestic politics intersect to produce the ups and downs of the relationship between the two countries. She also will 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 on "Russian Military and Security Policy."