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Student researcher enters international policy arena


December 19, 2006

Julia Schoenfeld, a student researcher in the Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement, has accepted a position with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London after her graduation Dec. 14.

Schoenfeld joined the Office of Strategic International Initiatives in June and transitioned to the Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement with the formal establishment of the office in October.

She has helped the vice president, Anthony “Bud” Rock, and the director, Dawn Kallestad, strengthen the international agenda at ASU. Schoenfeld focused on research, Web design, office coordination and ASU engagement in international conflict management through innovation, an idea that is generating broad interest within the
university and the wider community.

The institute has offered Schoenfeld a position in diplomatic and corporate outreach beginning in January. IISS is the leading think tank for political-military affairs known for its regular, high-level, para-diplomatic events, the Armed Conflicts Database
and staff expertise.

Schoenfeld joined Rock’s office after spending the previous year in Brussels, Belgium, interning for the U.S. State Department at its mission to the European Union. She worked in public diplomacy and on the political-military team. She graduated magna
cum laude from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a concentration in international relations.