Jason Purcell

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Personal Statement: 

Jason (Jay) Purcell's professional and academic interests lie at the intersection of international security and international organizations.  Since December 2011, he is a Policy Advisor in the Department of the Treasury's Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes.  He is concurrently an adjunct professor at Georgetown (in the Security Studies program) and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Within his primary subfield, International Relations, Jay studies voting power and diplomatic dynamics within international organizations; the interplay of small, middle, and large powers; multilateral efforts to build states' capacity to combat terrorism/terrorist financing; and alliance behavior (including, especially, U.S.-European relations/NATO).

Jay speaks both French and German. He was formerly Assistant Director of the Program on International Security at the Atlantic Council of the United States (August 2001-August 2005); Senior Editor/Proposal Coordinator at Stanley Associates, Inc. (August 2005-July 2006); and French Instructor at The American School in Switzerland (June 2001-August 2001). He earned a BSFS  at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service; a Certificate in European Political Studies from Sciences Po Strasbourg; and an MA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dissertation Committee Chair: 
Steven Weber
Primary Subfield: 
International Relations
Secondary Subfield: 
Comparative Politics