The Team

Bobheads261_gsRobert Whitcomb is Senior Editor of the Journal of Political Risk. He is a partner at Cambridge Management Group, a fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, and a bi-weekly columnist for The Providence Journal. He has worked in journalism for  45 years, most recently as a vice president and the editorial-page editor of the Providence Journal Co, during which time he won several  writing prizes, including the Associated Press’s prize for the best New England editorial writer. His work has also been in Pacific Standard magazine, The Weekly Standard, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune (where he was the finance editor), The Wall Street Journal (where he was an editor), The Boston Herald Traveler, The Wilmington News Journal, Newsweek, and MBA Publications, among many other outlets. Mr. Whitcomb holds a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.

corr b+wDr. Anders Corr is Publisher of the Journal of Political Risk. He has analyzed international political risk, including in the academic, political, and business fields, for over a decade. His areas of expertise include quantitative approaches to conflict, rare events, and public opinion. Dr. Corr has in-depth field experience in Africa and Asia, and has worked for several consultancies and intelligence agencies, including Booz Allen Hamilton, United States Army, United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), United States Special Operations Command Pacific (USSOCPAC), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and North American Treaty Organization (NATO) . He founded Corr Analytics to provide strategic analysis of international political risk for government and private organizations, and the Journal of Political Risk to provide a peer-reviewed outlet for political risk professionals and academics. Dr. Corr has a B.A. in International Relations from Yale (Summa cum laude), and a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.

imageedit_2_9617535069Lauren Weiss is the Research Manager at the Journal of Political Risk, working on a six-volume series on the South China Sea Dispute. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service in International Politics and Security Studies. Lauren is now pursuing her Master’s degree in International Public Management at Sciences Po in Paris, France. She was previously a Research Assistant and Editor for the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, and an intern for Congresswoman Nita Lowey and the D.C.-based think tank Arms Control Association.


Sarah Becks is Editor of the Journal of Political Risk. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She was Assistant Chief Copy Editor at The Daily Collegian, as well as an online manager and reporter. She has also worked in the book publishing industry in Manhattan, including at Workman Publishing, Overlook Press, and O’Brien Press.




imageedit_2_9416944425Samantha Gay is Social Media Editor of the Journal of Political Risk. She served as an Assistant Editor for the Brown Journal of World Affairs, and has written on Post-Soviet Eastern European regime shifts, trade corruption in the Horn of Africa, and South Asian civil society-trade relationships. She graduated from Brown University, where she focused on Comparative Politics and International Political Economy.