Ian Kapuza is a Masters candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University where he is focusing on security studies and international law. At The Fletcher School, he is particularly interested in exploring all instruments of national power to better understand their benefits and drawbacks, as well as their inherent synergies and conflicts. In the summer after his first year at Fletcher, Ian interned with the policy office of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In this role, he supported OFAC’s efforts to develop, implement, and provide guidance on U.S. financial sanctions, including by analyzing draft sanctions legislation, monitoring public and foreign reactions to OFAC policy decisions, and tracking key global events that inform the policymaking process. His responsibilities encompassed the full range of OFAC’s geographic (e.g., Iran, North Korea, Russia/Ukraine, Cuba, etc.) and functional (e.g., terrorism, cyber, nuclear proliferation, etc.) portfolios.
Prior to Fletcher, Ian worked in Washington, DC for four years, most recently as a Senior Associate with the transportation, technology, and telecommunications team at McBee Strategic Consulting. There he worked with Capitol Hill and the executive branch on automotive and aviation safety, travel and tourism issues, and the appropriations process. Before McBee Strategic, Ian served in the House of Representative with the