This page (and the site as a whole) is a work in progress, and will be updated as I move through the semester (and think of profound things to write). This site is starting out life as a place to record my progress through the Olson Scholars section of the IR research sequence at American University’s School of International Service. I myself am a second year undergraduate student from Andover, MA. As a result of being a military child I have lived in a number of states in my life, but Massachusetts has been my true home. Throughout the 2016/2017 academic year I will be looking into elements of civil-military relations particularly as they relate to theories of diplomacy. As the project and topic become clearer, this site will be updated to reflect changes.