Tuesdays, 9:40–11:05, Apr. 3–April 17
Instructor: John Champagne
In a career spanning more than 45 years as an army of?cer, career foreign service of?cer, and government contractor, John Champagne offers his perspective on American foreign policy from the vantage point of a ?eld implementer and program manager. Three presentations will be given covering the period
- Apr. 3: US Foreign Aid: A Primer.
- Apr. 10: Preventing the Dominos from Falling: A personal perspective on the US military and development role in Thailand from 1966-1979.
- Apr. 17: Creating a Civilian Capacity to Address Political Instability Abroad. The evolution of civilian-military collaboration in crisis response.
has a BA in political science and an MA in international relations. He is a retired US Agency for International Development (USAID) foreign service of?cer with 23 years of overseas tours in Thailand and Panama and various liaison assignments with the Department of State. His ?nal USAID career assignment was director of Middle East Affairs. Post-retirement he helped establish the Of?ce of Civilian-Military Coordination and the Of?ce of Civilian Response at USAID. He also served as civilian development specialist at US Joint Forces Command in designing/testing civilian-military coordination and planning systems for crisis response. Before joining USAID he served as an of?cer with the US Army Special Forces.