Strategic Questions

The Andrew W. Marshall Fellow experiment provides new voices with the time, space, resources, and guidance to take new approaches to explore the strategic questions facing the United States.

In keeping with the spirit of Andy Marshall’s legacy, Fellows have great freedom to select a topic to explore over a two-year period in residence at a host institution. They are valued for their original thinking and are expected to think broadly, creatively, and break new analytical ground.

Owen J. Daniels

2022-2024 Andrew W. Marshall Fellow

Center for Security and Emerging Technology, Georgetown University

Owen J. Daniels is a Policy Communications Specialist at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), shaping policy-relevant research across the organization’s analytical portfolio and exploring emerging tech’s defense implications in his writing. He sits on Young Professionals in Foreign Policy’s global leadership team as Publications Fellow. Before CSET, he worked at the Institute for Defense Analyses’ Joint Advanced Warfighting Division, researching AI and autonomous weapons norms and joint concepts. He has also worked in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center and at Aviation Week. Owen majored in International Relations with minors in Arabic and Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.

As a Fellow, Owen is exploring broad questions related to U.S. technology strategy, particularly in the context of U.S. partners and allies and their relationships to U.S. competitors.

Benjamin Chang

Inaugural Andrew W. Marshall Fellow

Benjamin Angel Chang is the inaugural Andrew W. Marshall Fellow and spent over a year in residence at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). He received his Ph.D. from MIT, where he studied AI’s impact on the U.S.-China military balance. He was previously a senior analyst at the Long Term Strategy Group, and received his A.B. (summa cum laude) from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Ben has been exploring intentionally broad questions related to U.S.-China competition, using his expertise in artificial intelligence as a framework for structured thinking about this hard problem. Ben is examining questions such as competition duration, objectives, the meaning of competition, and the meaning of success.


News Releases | 10/03/22

Owen J. Daniels Named as Second Andrew W. Marshall Fellow

Hosted by the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University Jaffrey, NH – The Andrew W. Marshall Foundation (AWMF) welcomes its second […]

News Releases | 01/14/21

The Andrew W. Marshall Foundation Launches Fellow Program

The Andrew W. Marshall Foundation (AWMF) has just launched the Andrew W. Marshall Fellow program, which in 2021-22 hosts the first Fellow at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University.