TAYLOR BENJAMIN-BRITTON ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Temple University ◦ Department of Political Science 425 Gladfelter Hall ◦ 1115 West Berks Street ◦ Philadelphia, PA 19122 [email protected] ◦ 484-682-4744 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EDUCATION Candidate for Ph.D in Political Science Temple University Master of the Arts in Political Science Temple University Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science and Asian Studies Temple University 3.67 GPA, graduated with distinction in both majors Phi Beta Kappa Pi Sigma Alpha College of Liberal Arts Diamond Excellence Award Ronald C. Schwarzkopf Endowed Award May 2015 Philadelphia, PA May 2012 Philadelphia, PA May 2007 Philadelphia, PA CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS “Nuclear Terrorism And Nuclear Taboo: How Non-State Actors Can Shape the Identity of the Nuclear Non-Use State” Presented at Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Conference 2010. EXPERIENCE Graduate Assistant Temple University As a teaching assistant, assisted with grading, ran discussion sections. As a research assistant, collected data and preliminary research. As a program assistant, assisted with advertisement for, planning and and implementation of upcoming conferences. August 2009 to Present Philadelphia, PA Program Assistant and Visiting Graduate Researcher Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC),U.C. San Diego Assisted with the preparation and organization of conference, including researching and inviting speakers and participants, and day-to-day conference logistics. Assisted professors with personal and collaborative research projects. April 2011 to August 2011 San Diego, CA August 2007 to January 2007 Central Field Associate U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Washington, D.C. Organized broad coalitions on major environmental issues and advocated for legislation on these issues. Organized and held press conferences and other earned media events. Held meetings with elected officials and their staff, editorial boards, and the community leadership. May 2005 to September 2005 Field Intern Lois Murphy for Congress Philadelphia, PA Assisted in the organization, promotion, preparation and execution of events. Managed as well as took part in phone banks, canvasses, rallies and press conferences. Recruited and trained new interns and volunteers. M. TAYLOR BENJAMIN-BRITTON ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4234 Chestnut Street Apt. #2F Philadelphia, PA 19104 484-680-1623 ◦ [email protected] ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Field Intern M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation Assisted in humanitarian work, mainly with self-help groups. April 2005 to May 2005 Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India May 2005 to September 2005 Programming Department Intern World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Assisted in the organization, promotion, preparation and execution of events and conferences. Researched and built programs, as well as audiences for programs. Correspondence, both verbal and written, with members, potential donors, speakers and their representatives. SERVICE Temple University Political Science Graduate Student Association, communications vice president Temple University Graduate Student Association, Political Science department steward Pi Sigma Alpha, Delta Rho chapter, undergraduate mentor Member, American Political Science Association (2009-Present) Member, International Studies Association (2011-Present) SKILLS Computer Proficient with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, SPSS and STATA, and Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Language Seven semesters of Japanese at the college level, able to read, write and converse in Japanese.