David W. Southworth, Jr. graduated from Wright State with his BA in International Studies in 2002. While at Wright State, he served as a delegate on our Model United Nations team and studied abroad at the Universitat Luneburg, in Luneburg, Germany. Since then David has been exceptionally busy, receiving his MA in International Affairs from American University in 2004. As a graduate student he interned at the Public International Law and Policy Group, completing a major project for the federal government on the viability of democracy in Iraq. He developed a final project used by high-level US and other officials of other governments to negotiate the formation of the Iraqi Interim government.
David is a non-traditional warfare analyst for the Science Applications International Corporation, a research firm that works extensively with the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. He is currently working with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, participating in initiatives to determine best practices in irregular warfare and counterinsurgency.
David resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife, Christa (a Wright State University graduate and Washington DC lawyer), and his 13-month old daughter, Miren.