What attracted you to the Keller Center?
I've always had a fraught relationship with organizations, which is to say that, in my years as a police officer, prosecutor, soldier, and street lawyer, I have not always been a great employee. One way or another, my future lies in entrepreneurship.
How are you involved with the Keller Center?
My partner Olek Niewiarowski and I work with Derek Lidow, Greg Duncan, and Carrie Collins as University Administrative Fellows. UAFs are graduate students who work on special projects for their host departments. Our project is a multi-media program series that explores the major issues facing today's entrepreneurs. We are starting with the ethics of entrepreneurship!
What advice would you have for students about getting involved at the Keller Center?
Just do it. The academic job market is tough. But PhD students have a great deal to offer any job market: We are trained to think deeply about problems, come up with solutions to those problems, and then communicate those solutions. Perhaps more than anything else, we have an attention span. The Keller Center helps graduate students explore alternatives to academia. It turns out that there is a desperate need for systematic inquirers.
What are your academic or career goals?
My goal is to change the way Americans think about our national security policies in general and our military project in particular. I'll do this by writing books and articles, giving speeches, and--if need be--knocking on doors.