ProfilesBert Thompson Jr.

Bert Thompson Jr., International Affairs and History

Bert Thompson Jr., who graduated in May with a double major in international affairs and history, is now working to promote nuclear nonproliferation through a Carnegie Junior Research Fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.

Thompson was a recipient of the Foundation Fellowship, UGA’s foremost undergraduate scholarship. As an Honors student, Thompson focused his studies on nuclear nonproliferation through coursework and experiential learning opportunities. He researched sea-launch nuclear capabilities through the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities and built professional research experience through a UGA Honors in Washington Scholarship internship with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

The generosity of our donors has allowed me to explore my passions for international security and nuclear nonproliferation outside of the classroom. With funding through UGA, I studied terrorism at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, worked on defense policy with then-Congressman Jack Kingston, and interned with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation in Washington, D.C. These valuable experiences paved the way for me to work for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as a research assistant.”

Other Profiles

Link to OU Campus