Zachary N. Keck was a Joseph S. Nye, Jr. National Security Research Intern at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) where he worked for the Natural Security Program and as a contributor to the Natural Security blog.
Previously, Keck interned on Capitol Hill and as a research assistant at the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO), a think tank that studies state and local government issues. He has presented his research at the Mid-West Political Science Association’s annual conference, and co-authored a report for Reinvent Albany on the New York State governor’s authority to reorganize government through executive orders. As the winner of the inaugural Foreign Affairs student writing contest, his work has also appeared on the Foreign Affairs website. He is the co-author of a forthcoming article set to be published in the Albany Law Review.
In May 2011, Keck will graduate from SUNY New Paltz with a major in political science with a focus in international relations. During his time at New Paltz, Keck studied a number of modern security issues with a particular interest in nuclear proliferation.