The University of Pennsylvania
Major: International Relations
Minor: Economic Policy, American Public Policy / Business & Public Policy (APP/BPP)
Language: Spanish (proficient), Hebrew (proficient)
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), InDesign
Lauren Kahn is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in International Relations and a double minor in Economic Policy and American Public Policy/Business and Public Policy (APP/BPP). Through her studies, research, and abroad experiences, she has developed interests in economic and foreign policy, security and strategic studies, refugee and asylum-seeking populations, and how innovations in science and technology impact war.
Since her sophomore year, Lauren has been a research assistant for both Michael C. Horowitz in the Political Science department and M. Susan Lindee in the Science, Technology, and Societies department at the University of Pennsylvania. With Professor Horowitz, she spent the summer and fall of 2017 leading a team of 6 research assistants in conducting research on the proliferation of precision guided munitions and creating and managing a data set of over 1200 entries, and assisted with other projects on drones, fighter aircraft, and C4ISR. She plans on further assisting Professor Horowitz in 2018 in mapping the first telegraph connections between countries. She spent the same summer assisting Professor Lindee to finalize the manuscript for her book on the intersection of science, technology, and war, as well as other forthcoming journal publications. Additionally, she worked on finding, assessing, and synthesizing primary-source material for her class, Science, Technology, and War, on topics ranging from scientific management in hospitals during WWI, internationalism in science and its collapse during the world wars, the militarization of science and medicine, technological distancing, and medical and scientific ethics.
Lauren is also currently a research intern for the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program led by Dr. James McGann at the University of Pennsylvania and the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and serves as peer advisor for the IR major, as student president of the Penn branch of Meor, as well as an advisor on various Hillel program boards.
Available for Internships May 2018
Available for Full-Time Employment May 2019
To speak with Lauren please contact Dr. McGann.