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Washington Semester Program


Fulton Armstrong 

Fulton Armstrong

Course: Global Policy Seminar I & II (IRP 401 & 402)

Fulton Armstrong is currently a senior fellow at American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies. He followed Latin American affairs for almost 30 years in a number of U.S. government positions. He also worked and studied in Europe, Asia, and Latin America for numerous years. In 2008-2011, he served as a senior professional staff member responsible for Latin America on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Prior, Armstrong has served at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana and subsequently as senior analyst at CIA. He served two terms as the Director for Inter-American Affairs at the National Security Council (1995-97 and 1998-99), between which he was Deputy NIO for Latin America. 

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Christopher Casey

Course: International Political Economy Issues (IRP 404) - spring

Christopher Casey is an analyst of International Trade and Finance Section, Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division of the Congressional Research Service.  He has served as Samuel L. Golieb Post-Doctoral Fellow in Law and History at the New York University School of Law and as a volunteer to Judge Gary Katzmann at the United States Court of International Trade.  He holds a Ph.D. of History from the University of California, Berkeley, a J.D. of Law from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.A. and B.A. of History from University of California, Berkeley.  

James Keagle

 James Keagle  

 Course: Global Issues (IRP 403)

James Keagle is the Director of the Transforming National Security seminar series at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University. Prior to this position, Dr. Keagle was the National Defense University's Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Prior to these positions, he served as a professor of National Security Strategy at NDU. In that role Dr. Keagle worked as a research faculty member assisting with NDU's modeling and simulation and work with interagency education and training. A Latin American specialist, Dr. Keagle served as Deputy Director of the Defense Department's Bosnia Task Force, Cuba Desk Officer for DOD, and Political Officer at Headquarters US Southern Command in Panama. He earned a PhD in Politics from Princeton University.  Dr Keagle has led NATO Professional Military Education transformation teams to Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Romania, and the Czech Republic.  He also has an honorary doctorate from the Military Technical Academy of Romania and is an honorary professor at Transilvania University and the Defense University of Mongolia.

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