Master of Arts in Security Studies (SSP), Huffington Fellow
- Adviser: Dr. Jeremy Mathis, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown; Director, National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Arctic Research Program (2015-17)
- Topic: Littoral Powers and Near-Arctic Newcomers: Security Implications of Sino-Russian Arctic Cooperation
- Read the final report.
Ashley Postler is a master’s candidate in the Security Studies Program concentrating in international security, and pursuing a graduate certificate in Diplomatic Studies. Her research focuses on emerging security and diplomatic issues in the Arctic. While in SSP, Ashley has undertaken intensive Russian language study, most recently as a NSEP Boren Fellow in Estonia. She also participated in the Ecologic Institute’s Arctic Summer College as a Security and Governance Fellow examining Alaska’s role in China’s “Polar Silk Road,” and published monthly columns on Arctic security issues as a columnist with the Georgetown Security Studies Review. Prior to graduate school, she worked in the international trade and defense industries. Ashley received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.