At the beginning of the Fall 2021 Semester, the Center welcomed Andy Blevins as the Center’s Editor. Andy is a first-year Ph.D. student (political science) at the Schar school. His research interests include third-party governance, community engagement in civil society, and the boundaries of governmental powers. Before starting his doctoral program, Andy worked extensively within the nonprofit and policy sectors, focusing efforts mainly on civil rights and veterans’ issues. He also served as a cryptologic technician in the United States Navy.
Andy currently leads the operations and policy departments for a national veteran-service organization. He is also a Gene Roddenberry Fellow, a member of the National Truman Security Project’s Defense Council, and volunteers on several advocacy Boards and Councils. While in law school, Andy served as the Editor-in-Chief for the pacific northwest’s premier law journal focused on social justice and equity issues, and as an Executive Editor for his university’s international law and dispute resolution law journal. He currently serves as a peer review editor for the Journal of Veterans Studies and the International Journal of Military, Veteran, and Family Health (JMVFH).