Dustin Vesey is a fourth-year student in the Law and Master of Science in Foreign Service dual-degree program and is a candidate for graduate certificates in Asian studies and diplomatic studies. He comes to Georgetown after working for more than three years in the U.S. Senate, where he helped manage defense, foreign policy, and judiciary portfolios for the senior senator from Arizona. Prior to employment on the Hill, Dustin completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Jerantut, a rural village on the Malaysian peninsula. He graduated with distinction from Yale University in 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science and a concentration in international relations. While at Yale, he was the captain of the alpine ski team and managed a late-night café. He wrote his undergraduate thesis on the supply-side limits of China’s water security policies and implications for the country’s ability to maintain sustainable growth.
At Georgetown, Dustin was an editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs during his M.S. year, is a current Articles Editor on the Georgetown Law Journal, is a member of the Global Law Scholars and National Security Law Specialization programs, and is an Opportunity Scholarship recipient. While in school, he has interned with the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice’s National Security Division’s Office of Law & Policy, and the Office of the Legal Adviser for Human Rights and Refugees at the Department of State. He was a summer associate at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP during his final summer, where he focused primarily on issues of transnational law, like U.S. sanctions/export controls and E.U. directives. He is interested in international negotiations, national security, and diplomacy, with a particular focus on East Asia and the Indo-Pacific. He enjoys snowboarding, SCUBA diving, backpacking, and generally looks for any excuse he can find to get outdoors. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, and was the first in his family to graduate from college.