Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows



Henrik Stålhane Hiim
Alexander Lanoszka
Julia Mary Macdonald
Stanton fellows 2014-15

(from left to right: Julia Macdonald, Henrik Hiim, Alexander Lanoszka)

Henrik Hiim is a research fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies and a Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow at MIT for the 2014-15 academic year. His main research interests are Chinese foreign policy, East Asian security, and nonproliferation and arms control. His PhD project examines the evolution of China’s approach to nuclear nonproliferation, with a special emphasis on policies towards North Korea, Iran, and Pakistan. 

Henrik holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Oslo. He has also studied at Renmin University and Huazhong Normal University in China. During spring 2013, he was a visiting scholar at the School of International Studies at Beijing University. Henrik has worked as a journalist for several Norwegian newspapers.

Alexander Lanoszka is the Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on alliance politics, nuclear proliferation, theories of empire and international hierarchy, and US foreign policy. His dissertation examines why states that receive nuclear security guarantees would strive towards, and sometimes back away from, nuclear weapons acquisition. His peer-reviewed work has appeared in International Theory and he has produced public affairs commentary for The Monkey Cage (Washington Post) and the online edition of The National Interest. He received his PhD at Princeton University in spring 2014 and his undergraduate education at the University of Windsor in Canada. In his spare time, he dabbles in cinema and music in addition to getting his hopes raised and then annihilated by the Detroit Tigers.

Julia Macdonald is a sixth year doctoral candidate in political science at the George Washington University and a Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow at MIT for the 2014-15 academic year. Julia’s dissertation research focuses on signaling and threat credibility during international crises and investigates the importance of varying domestic political environments in shaping assessments of threat. Additional research interests include gender and peacekeeping, military strategy and effectiveness, and U.S. foreign policy decision making. Her work has been published in recent editions of Foreign Policy Analysis, The Journal of Strategic Studies, and Armed Forces and Society. Julia holds an M.A. (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Chicago and she worked for the New Zealand Ministry of Defense as a policy analyst for several years prior to joining the doctoral program at GWU.