Master of International Policy (MIP)

Braden is a first year MIP student, returning to UGA where he previously completed dual degrees in International Relations and French. Braden is also pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership offered through the UGA School of Social Work. His areas of study include international security, technology policy, French foreign policy, and relations with post-colonial nations.


B.A. International Relations, University of Georgia, 2018

B.A. French, University of Georgia, 2018

More About

Originally a native of Columbus, Georgia, Braden attended Brookstone School prior to beginning his studies at the University of Georgia in 2014. He was inducted into the UGA chapter of the Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society in 2016 and is an alumnus of the UGA en France cultural immersion program in Montpellier. Braden is also an alumnus of the UGA Washington Semester Program, having spent Spring 2018 as an intern at the US Department of Agriculture in the Office of the Secretary. While an undergraduate, Braden volunteered as a poll worker on campus and since graduation has worked for the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections in various capacities supporting elections.

Outside of the classroom, Braden enjoys singing, music, and expanding his cooking skills in various international cuisines. He is a lifelong supporter of the performing arts, an alumnus of and former assistant instructor at the Children’s Theatre program at the State Theatre of Georgia, the Springer Opera House, and enjoys attending live theatrical performances and concerts as often as possible. With family roots in the Alsace region of France and his passion for the French language, Braden takes every opportunity to visit France and explore all aspects of French culture.

Of Note

Graduate Teaching Assistant – UGA Department of History

Pi Delta Phi National French Honor Society

Washington Semester Program, 2018

UGA en France, 2016

Research Interests

Security Policy, Technology Policy, Space Policy, Energy Policy, European Policy, French Foreign Policy, Post-Colonial Relations, Nuclear Nonproliferation