My name is Luke Theuma, a Sophomore majoring in International Studies at American University’s School of International Service, with a focus on Russia. It’s an honor to be part of the Olson Scholars Program at SIS. In addition to my major, I am also minoring in Computer Science, which provides a technical foundation that informs my education and is a key lens through which I view the world. The majority of this site is dedicated to my current research, which investigates the factors impacting NATO’s resiliency over the past 60 years and the implications for European and American security.

I have significant nonprofit experience, having served as the Director of Outreach for MEANS and the Vice President of the Alexander Hamilton Society’s AU chapter. In addition, I have elementary proficiency with the Python scripting language and the Russian language. I hope to one day utilize my love of programming and International Affairs to make an impact on the world. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, podcasts, playing with my blind cat, and pretending to be acceptable at various PC games.

Feel free to contact me with questions about my work, especially if you disagree with something.