Welcome the inaugural class of our Reagan Postdoctoral Visiting Fellows Program
We’re excited to welcome the inaugural class of our Reagan Postdoctoral Visiting Fellows Program, Dr. Luke Griffith and Dr. Anthony Eames.
The purpose of the Visiting Fellows Program is to advance the political, economic, and national security ideas and values of President Ronald Reagan. Visiting Fellows are selected based on the relevance of their research to these principles.
Luke and Anthony are recently graduated PhD students who will be “in-residence” in our Washington, DC, office where they will convert their Reagan-related dissertations into book manuscripts over the next year.
Luke is a graduate of Ohio University. Relying on extensive archival research and elite interviews, his dissertation From Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump: The United States and the INF Treaty, analyzes the genesis of the world’s first nuclear disarmament agreement, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
A graduate of Georgetown University, Dr. Eames is currently transforming his dissertation Public Diplomacy for the Nuclear Age: Anglo-American Grand Strategy and the End of the Cold War into a book manuscript. His book project argues that President Reagan developed new approaches to public diplomacy under the banner of Peace through Strength, which proved instrumental to achieving nuclear reductions at the end of the Cold War.
Reagan Fellows are provided a $75,000 stipend and an additional $5,000 for research related costs. Fellows will convert their Reagan-related research into a book manuscript. Through this program, we are supporting emerging scholars and authors while advancing academic study, intellectual rigor, and the publication of books which will educate and inform.