Ian Seavey, an Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP) Predoctoral Fellow and doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the Brady-Johnson Predoctoral Fellowship in International Security Studies with the Jackson School of Global Affairs at Yale University. Mr. Seavey will be in residence at Yale for the 2023-2024 academic year where he will be finishing up his dissertation entitled Colonial Calamities: The Politics of U.S. Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico, 1898-1979. He will also give presentations to the faculty and students affiliated with the Jackson School about his research. Furthermore, Mr. Seavey will begin research for his next book project that examines American empire building in the Caribbean through the environment of rum production.
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