2016-2017 ISD Fellow
Bunker Undergraduate Fellow, Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service
Adviser: Bernadette Meehan, Special Assistant to the President for National Security, The White House
Research topic: Domestic Decay and Diplomacy
Zachary Burdette will be a senior in the School of Foreign Service studying international politics with a concentration in international security. He is an undergraduate Honors Candidate, and he is participating in an accelerated program to matriculate as a Master of Arts in Security Studies candidate after he completes his undergraduate studies. Zachary’s research with the ISD will analyze how the decay of domestic political institutions will impact American diplomacy. His other research interests include defense strategies and force planning, sub-state violence, and quantitative methods. During his undergraduate career, Zachary has been a member of Georgetown’s policy debate team, a consultant for a student-run firm that provides strategic solutions to non-profits, and an academic research assistant.