- Joel founded YPFP in October 2004 and served as its first president until April 2005. He is now a juris doctor candidate at the American University Washington College of Law where he serves on the Editorial Board of the Administrative Law Review, which published his comment, Supervising the Pentagon: Covert Action and Traditional Military Activities in the War on Terror, in June 2007. He will join the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld as an associate beginning in Fall 2008. Prior to attending law school, Joel directed grassroots development projects with poor, urban communities in Kampala, Uganda after working at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. His analyses have been published in the South China Morning Post, the Asia Times, and the Taipei Times, and he is a contributor to the Power and Interest News Report.
- About YPFP - Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, accessed 22 March 2008.