Jack Brake (2019)

United States of America

University of Virginia

Foreign Policy,Government

Jack Brake completed the University of Virginia’s Politics Honors program as a junior in 2017, Phi Beta Kappa and with High Honors. A Jefferson and Echols Scholar, he received the Stevenson Prize for best politics honors thesis; his project exploring the relationship between prestige and leaders’ nuclear proliferation preferences led to an article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and an internship at the State Department’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. As a senior, Jack is writing two additional honors theses in foreign affairs and Spanish. He has also served as Chair of the Undergraduate Research Network, Vice Chair for Trials of the Judiciary Committee, and Editor-in-Chief of a journal dedicated to American politics and political theory. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he plans to explore the origins of Chinese foreign policy ideologies in preparation for a career in academia and government focusing on international security, law, and nonproliferation. Jack is 21 years old and from the United States.


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