Research
Center Staff Research
Dr. Tiffany Smythe

Dr. Smythe’s research explores new and emerging maritime governance approaches. She is currently conducting case study analyses of regional marine planning in New England and port resilience planning in the Port of New York and New Jersey. This research is designed to link theory with practice by studying and working with practitioners who are engaged in these efforts, and will result in recommendations designed to inform future planning and policymaking for the maritime domain.

 
Dr. George Stetson

Dr. George Stetson is a political scientist whose current research examines environmental governance arrangements between private companies, governmental agencies, and indigenous communities in resource frontier regions. More specifically, Dr. Stetson’s work focuses on the role of indigenous communities in natural resource governance and their impact on sustainable development initiatives. While Dr. Stetson’s previous research focused on environmental conflict and governance in the Peruvian Amazon, he is now examining these issues within the context of policy and governance in the Arctic and other environmentally, culturally, and strategically important maritime regions.

 
CAPT Glenn Sulmasy

Captain Sulmasy is a judge advocate and an expert in national security law. He has been on the faculty of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy since July, 2001. He has also served on the faculty of the International Law Department at the U. S. Naval War College and has been an adjunct faculty member at the Roger Williams University School of Law since 1999. Captain Sulmasy publishes and lectures widely on the law of armed conflict, international law and national security matters. In 2005, he was appointed by CT Governor M. Jodi Rell to serve on the Northeast Regional Ocean Council, and he currently serves as a Fellow in Homeland Security and National Security Law for the Center for National Policy in Washington D.C.