CANCELED R317 Fall 2019 Reflections on Implementing American Foreign Policy
Mondays, 2:150–3:40, Oct. 21–Nov. 4 *New day & time*
Instructor: John Champagne
From a career spanning more than 45 years as an army officer, career foreign service officer, and government contractor, John Champagne offers a perspective on American foreign policy from the vantage point of a field implementer and program manager.
Three presentations will be given, covering the period 1966-2010:
- US Foreign Aid: A Primer.
- Preventing the Dominos from Falling: A personal perspective on the US military and development role in Thailand from 1966-1979.
- Creating a Civilian Capacity to Address Political Instability Abroad: The evolution of civilian-military collaboration.
has a BA in political science and an MA in international relations. He is a retired US Agency for International Development (USAID) foreign service officer with 23 years of overseas and Washington, assignments. His final USAID career posting was director of Middle East Affairs. Following the events of 9/11, he helped establish the Office of Civilian-Military Coordination and the Office of Civilian Response at USAID. He also served as civilian development planner at US Joint Forces Command from 2003-05 in helping design and test civilian-military coordination and planning approaches for crisis response. Before joining USAID he served as an officer with the US Army Special Forces.