Carnegie Council's interns for Summer 2020

Attached are research reports that several interns completed, reflecting the breadth of their work for Carnegie Council.

Carnegie Council Summer Internship 2020 Research Reports

Lynn Akili is a student at New York University majoring in politics and Middle Eastern & Islamic studies with a minor in media & communications . She is an undergraduate writing tutor at the NYU Writing Center. She has interned at First and First Consulting and PwC Romania.

Isaac Emery
is a Samford University alumnus with degrees in marketing and management and a minor in political science. He formerly interned at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC and participated in the Koch Internship Program during the summer of 2019. With a passion for human rights advocacy, he hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in international affairs in the near future.

Lauren Emmerich
is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis studying political science and psychology. She focuses on political behavior and public opinion, and plans to work for a think tank before attending law school. She is the author of "The Media and 'Riot Frames.' Shaping the 2020 Protest Narrative."

Michael Friedman
is a student at Tufts University, double majoring in history and music.  His interests include Western political thought, classics, and music theory.  In previous summers, he taught robotics at 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy. He currently hosts a radio program at WMFO and serves as an instructor facilitating projects and lesson plans designed to integrate Judaism and various scientific disciplines.  He hopes pursue a career combining his passions for ethics, science, and technology.

Grady Jacobsen
is taking time off from his graduate studies at the Fletcher School of Law. At Fletcher, Jacobsen studies international security and contributes to the Fletcher Security Review, the school's student-run foreign affairs summer journal. His research and coursework are focused on counterterrorism in the Middle East and Central Asia, and on larger strategic issues related to great power competition. Jacobsen's professional background includes state-level legislative affairs, government communications and political campaigning. He is the author of "Offensive Cyber: Ethical Quagmire or Security Imperative?"

William Hibbard
is a rising senior at the Bay School of San Francisco. He has been involved in the school's Model United Nations club for the past three years and has participated in conferences at Harvard University, Stanford University, and University of Pennsylvania. His academic interests include Middle Eastern affairs (specifically Israeli-Palestinian and Iran), bioethics/ bioengineering, and surveillance.

Natalie Faillace
is a sophomore at Riverdale Country School. Her academic interests include environmental science, bioethics, and animal rights. She has interned previously at the Bronx Zoo. She plans to continue her studies combining her interests in biology, the environment, and ethics.

Olivia Yanchik
is a student at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, studying political science and human rights. In Fall 2020, she started her accelerated Master's degree at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Switzerland where she studies global security. She is the author of "The Ethics of Guantanamo Bay."

Jessica Zaccagnino, JD
, is a LLM in human rights and social justice candidate at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Previously, she received her Juris Doctor from UConn School of Law. Zaccagnino's work has appeared in the Connecticut Law Review and the Connecticut Journal of International Law and has focused on illiberal democracy and authoritarianism, sexual and gender-based violence, and First Amendment law. She is the author of "Authoritarianism in the Time of COVID-19: A Hungarian Case Study."