2017-2018 ISD Fellow
Dulles Graduate Fellow, M.A. in Security Studies
Adviser: Lt. Colonel (P) Dan Bishop, ISD US Army War College Fellow
Research topic: “Iran’s Regional Interests and the United States’ Afghan Strategy”
John Ellington is an M.A. in Security Studies candidate concentrating in terrorism and sub-state violence. His ISD research will focus on Iranian strategic interests in Afghanistan and what this means for future US policy in the region. He previously received a Boren Fellowship from the National Security Education Program and a Critical Language Scholarship from the State Department to study Iranian and Afghan Persian in Tajikistan. Before coming to Georgetown, John worked at a NGO in India and as a policy analyst in Singapore, where he conducted in-country research projects on social enterprises in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand. Over the summer of 2017, he worked in Lockheed Martin’s corporate strategy section to help develop the company’s sales strategy for South Asia. John holds a B.A. in the History of Science from Princeton University.