What our fellows have been working on (September 2023)
Horizon is proud of the work produced so far by our first cohort of fellows, who started their placements in the summer of 2022. These 15 talented professionals have worked with their host organizations — federal agencies, congressional offices, and think tanks — to conduct important research and contribute to policy on a variety of emerging technology topics, ranging from AI and democratic values to investigating the origins of disease outbreaks to undersea cable security.
We're very excited to share a sample of what members of the cohort have worked on and achieved during their fellowship placements since our previous update in March, including:
Matt O’Shaughnessy, during his placement at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, published articles on how hype over AI superintelligence could lead policy astray, lessons from AI governance in the EU and China, and pieces on AI and democratic values, among others.
Jess Rogers, during her time at the Federation of American Scientists, published an in-depth report on strategic arms control after the New START Treaty. She was also selected by the Council on Strategic Risks for their biosecurity fellowship program.
Joseph Keller, as a fellow at the Brookings Institution, published pieces on technology infrastructure in Africa in Foreign Policy and undersea cable security in Lawfare. He was also a featured guest on the On Point podcast at Boston's NPR News Station.
Shayna Korol, during her placement at the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s biosecurity team, published articles on mechanisms for discerning the origin of disease outbreaks in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Asia Pacific, and on deterring state bioweapons development and use.
Di Cooke, as a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, has been researching AUKUS and military technological interoperability and the implications of advancements in synthetic media. She also hosted an event on open-source intelligence investigations in the age of Google.
Katarina Watney, who is doing her fellowship at the HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, was recognized during Public Service Recognition Week for her work on helping Americans access COVID-19 countermeasures such as free masks and tests.
Jassi Pannu, as a fellow at the Center for Health Security, has published pieces on pandemic prevention in The New York Times and the danger of invisible biolabs in TIME, among others. She also helped organize congressional staff workshops on biotechnology and biosecurity issues.
We're proud of the work that all of our fellows have undertaken so far. We are also grateful to the host organizations who have provided our fellows with opportunities and support as they build their public service careers.
You can stay up-to-date about our fellows’ accomplishments by signing up for our newsletter, where we will periodically share further updates. If you’d like to see where our fellows are working and learn more about them, please visit our Meet Our Fellows page.
Our first cohort were joined by a second cohort of fellows who started their placements this summer. You can learn more about their placements here. We are currently in the process of reviewing applications for the third cohort, who will start their placements in 2024.