Current Visiting Scholars

Ariel Braunstein

Ariel Braunstein

The George Washington University, United States

(August 2017-August 2018)

Ariel Braunstein currently works as a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) fellow, researching the legal implications of geologic repository standards for high-level nuclear waste. She is a joint degree student, pursuing her J.D. at The George Washington University Law School and her Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies at The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. Both degrees are expected to be conferred in January 2019. Ariel has worked in the Office of the General Counsel at NNSA, as well as in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She will be published in the Emory International Law Review next spring.

Vincent Ialenti

Vincent Ialenti

Cornell University, United States

(January 2017-December 2018)

 Vincent Ialenti is a MacArthur Postdoctoral Fellow at ISTP, and an anthropologist who studies nuclear waste expert cultures. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from Cornell University and an MSc in Law, Anthropology & Society from the London School of Economics. He is currently developing an interview-based study of lessons learned from the 2014 radiological accident at the WIPP defense waste repository in New Mexico. Vincent’s first ethnographic project explored how safety assessment experts working on Finland’s nuclear energy waste repository project at Olkiluoto grappled with deep time, death, succession, and the limits of human imagination. He has been a U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2011-2016) and a Mellon Fellow at Cornell’s Society for the Humanities (2015-2016). Alongside his academic publications, Vincent has written articles for NPR, Forbes, Physics Today, and Nautilus.

 

Lindsay Krall

Lindsay Krall

Stockholm University, Sweden

(January 2017-December 2018)

Lindsay Krall is a post-doctoral MacArthur fellow in Nuclear Security Issues with a broad interest in the sustainable implementation of nuclear energy. She has received a B.S.E. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Geological Science from Stockholm University. Her doctoral research, which involved tracing the redox history and mobility of natural uranium in fractured granitic bedrock using uranium and thorium series isotopes, was jointly supported by the Marie Curie Initial Training Network, MetTrans and the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, by whom she was employed.

Ann Meceda

Ann Meceda

U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

(August 2017-August 2018)

Ann Meceda is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. She previously served as Head of the U.S. Delegation to the Sustainable Development Working of Arctic Council (in the Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs).  Prior to that tour,  she worked as a Labor/Political Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Casablanca, Mexico.

Research Topic: Emerging financial technologies and their potential long-term impact on international economic policy.

Maria Moskovko

Maria Moskovko

Lund University, Sweden

(January 2018-July 2018)

Maria Moskovko is a Ph.D. student in the area of Research Policy at the Department of Business Administration at Lund University (Sweden). Maria is interested in how present-day multinational research infrastructures are governed, funded, and organized. The specific focus of her Ph.D. project is on implementation of a European Union (EU) policy instrument called European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), which enables establishment and operation of collaborative research facilities.  

During her stay at IISTP, Maria examines the US participation in European research infrastructure projects and explores how the system of national laboratories functions in the United States. Prior to her research pursuits at Lund University, where she also earned her M.Sc. in European Affairs degreeMaria had worked at the Council of Europe. 

Dr.-Ing. Ricardo Seidl da Fonseca

Dr.-Ing. Ricardo Seidl da Fonseca

UNIDO, Austria

(May 2018-July 2018)

Dr.–Ing. Ricardo Seidl da Fonseca is international senior researcher and adviser on STI strategic decision-making. He is Former Senior Professional Officer at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). At UNIDO he acted as Unit Chief of the Business, Investment and Technology Branch, Coordinator of the Technology Foresight Programme, Coordinator of the Private Financing of Infrastructure Programme. He holds a position of Visiting Scholar at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (May to July 2018). He is a senior specialist in industrial studies; science, technology and innovation policy; project finance; public-private partnerships; and foresight.