Board of Advisors (affiliations for identification only)

Emma Ashford, Stimson Center
Andrew J. Bacevich, Quincy Institute
Richard K. Betts, Columbia University
Christopher Coyne, George Mason University
Michael C. Desch, University of Notre Dame
Louis Fisher, The Constitution Project
Eugene Gholz, University of Notre Dame
Douglas M. Gibler, University of Alabama
Michael J. Glennon, Tufts University Fletcher School
David C. Hendrickson, Colorado College
A. Trevor Thrall, George Mason University
Paul R. Pillar, Georgetown University
Harvey Sapolsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Board of Directors

William Ruger, American Institute of Economic Research, chair
Edward King, Defense Priorities
Michael C. Desch, University of Notre Dame
Reid Smith, Stand Together


John Allen Gay is executive director of the John Quincy Adams Society, a national network of student groups centered on a vision of foreign policy restraint. He is a former managing editor of the National Interest, where his writing focused on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East. He is coauthor, with Geoffrey Kemp, of War with Iran: Political, Military, and Economic Consequences. He holds a master’s degree in international relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the College of William & Mary.

Julie Thompson-Gomez is a program manager with the John Quincy Adams Society. She holds a master’s degree in political science from the George Washington University, a master’s degree in international affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of North Texas. Julie previously worked at the Charles Koch Institute as a foreign policy analyst and in various defense contractor roles at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Michael Culp is a communications & development associate. He holds a master’s degree in public policy with a concentration in international affairs and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Liberty University. He spent the past fifteen years working in the railroad industry, along with over a decade of service in the military, and has previously taught comparative politics as an adjunct professor at Geneva College.

Patrick Carver Fox is a program assistant with the John Quincy Adams Society. He is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he served as the president of the JQA Society chapter. Patrick is a native of San Mateo, California.

A.J. Manuzzi is a program assistant at the John Quincy Adams Society and an alum of its Marcellus Policy Fellowship. He is an American University Double Eagle. A.J. is originally from Indianapolis.

Scott McCann is a program assistant at the John Quincy Adams Society, where he supports work on the Strategic Leaders Fellowship and other projects. He is a 2021 alumnus of the Society’s Marcellus Policy Fellowship. He holds a B.A. in political science from Louisiana State University and an M.A. in International Studies with concentrations in international security, intelligence, and conflict resolution from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.