Politics in Theory and Practice

Analyzing International Relations and American Politics


Main Authors

Sam Seitz

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Sam Seitz (@samseitz3) is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he studied international politics, European studies, and security studies. Sam has worked for the British Ministry of Defense, the BMW Center for German and European Studies, and recently concluded a stint serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Security Studies Review. His areas of interest broadly include alliance politics, international political economy, proliferation, status-seeking, and the intersection of comparative politics and international relations.

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Evan Katz

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Evan Katz is a Master of Public Policy candidate at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He currently serves as an editor for the Sanford Journal of Public Policy. Previously, Evan spent time on Capitol Hill working for U.S. Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA) and former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA). He has also worked in Georgia politics for both State Representative Spencer Frye (D-Athens) and Attorney General Chris Carr. Evan graduated from the University of Georgia in 2019 with degrees in Political Science and International Affairs, as well as certificates in Public Affairs and Global Studies. His interests include American politics and institutions, elections and electoral systems, political parties, and comparative politics.

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Guest Contributors

Panny Shan

Panny is a University of California at Berkeley graduate who studied business administration.


Santul Nerkar

Santul is an editor at FiveThirtyEight. He is a recent Georgetown University graduate, studying government and economics. He previously worked as a writer and editor for The Georgetown Voice and has worked in the office of Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC).


Harrison Goohs

Harrison Goohs is a master’s student at the University of Innsbruck, where he is a Fulbright Scholar. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, where he studied international history and German. He formerly served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.


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