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The Cohen Group
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Ian McGinnity graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 2011 with a B.A. in international relations and Russian & Eastern European studies. After working in public policy for three years in DC, Ian left to research renewable energy development, energy security, and energy finance in Armenia through a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship, where he also worked as a Resident Fellow for the Regional Studies Center. While pursuing an M.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies at Stanford University in 2016, Ian served as a delegate in the Stanford-U.S. Russia Forum (SURF), an academic exchange program between Russian and American students. Through SURF, he worked with his Russian and American colleagues to research potential opportunities for collaboration in the realm of physical nuclear security. Upon obtaining his Masters, he moved to Moscow to participate in the Alfa Fellowship, where he worked in due diligence and compliance for Control Risks. Ian currently works for The Cohen Group, a firm founded by former Secretary of Defense William Cohen, which provides global consulting services and risk advisement for a diverse array of domestic and international clients.

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