Politics in Theory and Practice

Analyzing International Relations and American Politics


Main Authors

Sam Seitz

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Sam Seitz (@samseitz3) is a student at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service studying International Politics concentrating in Security Studies and minoring in German. Sam was previously a Roosevelt Institute Defense and Diplomacy Analyst and the Director of Nuclear Security Studies at Global Intelligence Trust. He currently works as a research fellow at the BMW Center for German and European Studies. His areas of interest broadly include alliance politics, international political economy, proliferation, and the intersection of comparative politics and international relations.

Read Sam’s posts here.

Evan Katz


Evan Katz is a Baldwin Scholar and honors student at the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs, majoring in Political Science and International Affairs with certificates in Applied Politics and Global Studies. Last year, he spent seven months in Washington interning on Capitol Hill with both Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA) and Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA). He’s also a staff writer for the Georgia Political Review and has worked in Georgia politics both as legislative aide for Representative Spencer Frye (D-Athens) and a communications extern in the Office of Attorney General Chris Carr. His interests include American politics, electoral politics, and comparative politics.

Read Evan’s posts here.

Guest Contributors

Panny Shan

Panny is a junior at the University of California at Berkeley studying business administration.


Santul Nerkar

Santul is a senior at Georgetown University studying government and economics. He is a writer for The Georgetown Voice and has worked in the office of Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC).


Harrison Goohs

Harrison Goohs is a senior at Georgetown University studying international history and German. He formerly served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. Upon graduation, he will be moving to Innsbruck, Austria on a Fulbright to study for a master’s.



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