Shawn Rostker

Fellow, Nuclear Risk Reduction Program

Shawn Rostker is a Master’s candidate in the Security Studies Program in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of California, San Diego where he graduated summa cum laude. He has interned at the Center for Political-Military Analysis where he researched Chinese and Russian nuclear modernization efforts, as well as the ongoing development of the DPRK’s weapons program.

As an undergraduate, he participated in the DOD-sponsored Hacking for Defense program in which he explored the intersection of various emerging technologies and maritime defense. Most recently, he was a research intern with the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies where he focused on technology policy and the national security implications of artificial intelligence, quantum information sciences, and other disruptive capabilities. He is currently exploring ways in which to reduce the strategic stability risks around the integration of artificial intelligence into NC3.