David Stiefel

David Stiefel

Subfield

International Relations

Degrees

BS, James Madison University Geology & Environmental Sciences, Media Arts & Design, and Jazz Studies
MS, Georgetown University in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infections Disease

Statement

David Stiefel is a graduate student in the doctoral program for Foreign Affairs; majoring in International Relations and minoring in American Politics.  David earned his BS in Geology & Environmental Sciences, Media Arts & Design, and Jazz Studies from James Madison University (’07) and a MS from Georgetown University in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infections Disease (’15).  David has worked as an environmental consultant, professional musician, a defense contractor for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, a landscape conservationist, and a Presidential Management Fellow at USDA. With USDA, David is currently a National Security Policy Analyst with a portfolio including Agroterrorism, Bio-defense/security, and Critical Infrastructure.  David is interested in the roles that the environment and natural resources play on security, tactics, behavior, and terrorism.