TAYLOR BENJAMIN-BRITTON Temple University Department of

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TAYLOR BENJAMIN-BRITTON
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Temple University ◦ Department of Political Science
425 Gladfelter Hall ◦ 1115 West Berks Street ◦ Philadelphia, PA 19122
[email protected] ◦ 484-682-4744
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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
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4234 Chestnut Street Apt. #2F Philadelphia, PA 19104
484-680-1623 ◦ [email protected]
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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.
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