Event Date: September 29, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: FSS 4007, 120 University Private
Presented by CIPS, the Security Studies Network and the Embassy of the United States of America
Part of the CIPS 2016 Thematic Series
Canada and the United States are proud of their remarkably close relationship. They are also deeply interested in each other’s politics. Canadians are watching with fascination the dynamics of the 2016 presidential race and looking toward how the outcome will shape the United States’ role in the world. The Centre for International Policy Studies and the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa are pleased to welcome foreign policy experts Professor Bruce Jentleson and Professor Peter Feaver of Duke University for a conversation in their popular “Foreign Exchange” YouTube series about American policy and politics. Please join us for this special event at 12 p.m.
Dick Custin is the Cultural Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, where he manages programs that help explain American policy, society and values to the Canadian public – programs like cultural events, visiting U.S. speakers, and academic and professional exchange programs, including Fulbright grants. He was previously posted in Washington, D.C., as the Deputy Director of the Public Diplomacy office in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, where he oversaw strategic planning for public diplomacy initiatives throughout the region, managing a $43 million budget for 29 WHA overseas posts. During his time in Washington, Dick also served as acting Director at State’s Foreign Press Center, working with foreign journalists based in the U.S., using public diplomacy tools to explain U.S. policy to foreign audiences. Across his Foreign Service career, Dick has served as the Deputy Press Attaché in South Africa, Poland, and the UK, and the Deputy Director for Provincial Reconstruction Teams at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Dick was an Emmy-winning broadcast journalist for 14 years, covering stories in Germany, Russia and Saudi Arabia, shortly before the outbreak of the first Gulf War.
Bruce Jentleson is a Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, where he previously served as Director of the Terry Sanford Institute (now Sanford School) of Public Policy. He is a leading scholar of American foreign policy and has served in a number of U.S. policy and political positions. In 2015-16 he is the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress. He has authored or co-authored several books on US Foreign Policy and from 2009-11 he was senior advisor to the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Director. In 2012 he served on the Obama 2012 campaign National Security Advisory Steering Committee. He has lectured internationally, including in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. He is often quoted in the press and has appeared on such shows as the Lehrer News Hour, BBC, al Hurra, China Radio International, and NPR and co-hosts the popular YouTube series, Foreign Exchange with Prof. Peter Feaver. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and was recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Harold D. Lasswell Award for his doctoral dissertation; a master’s from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and a bachelor’s degree also from Cornell, including study at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.
Peter D. Feaver is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University. He is Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS) and also Director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS). From June 2005 to July 2007, Feaver was on leave to be Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy, regional strategy reviews, and other political-military issues. Feaver is author and co-author of several books and co-hosts the popular YouTube series, Foreign Exchange with Prof. Bruce Jentleson. He has published numerous other monographs, scholarly articles, book chapters, and policy pieces on American foreign policy, public opinion, nuclear proliferation, civil-military relations, information warfare, and U.S. national security. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and blogs at shadow.foreignpolicy.com. In 1993-94, Feaver served as Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy review, counterproliferation policy, regional nuclear arms control, and other defense policy issues.
This event is in English
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