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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.

 Wayne Morrison

Wayne Morrison

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

Wayne Morrison is a Specialist in Asian Trade and Finance at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), where he has worked for 34 years. He is the leading CRS specialist on China’s economy and U.S.-China commercial relations. CRS works exclusively for the U.S. Congress, providing timely, authoritative, and objective analysis on major public policy issues for members of Congress and their staff. To that end, Wayne has written numerous CRS reports and memoranda on U.S. trade policy and issues, participated in CRS trade seminars, briefed Members of Congress and their staff on U.S.-China commercial ties, and assisted Congressional Committees plan hearings on China’s economic system and policies that impact the United States. Wayne holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maine and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Maryland.

Ryan Williams

 Ryan Williams [ ]

 Courses: Global Policy Seminar (IRP 401), Global Policy Practicum (IRP 402); Global Internship (IRP 471)

Ryan Williams directs all DC-based graduate and undergraduate student programs.  In addition to serving as the faculty sponsor for all Washington internships, he also teaches the undergraduate Global Policy Seminar & Practicum, which meets all-day every Thursday and features guest speakers as well as visits to institutions such as Congress, the National Security Council, the State Department, various foreign embassies, think tanks, and NGOs. Before coming to Washington, Dr. Williams served as the Associate Director of Graduate Studies in Maxwell's International Relations Program for six years and previously as the Assistant Director at SU Abroad. In a former life, he worked in investment banking and management consulting on both sides of the Atlantic, in New York and San Francisco, and more extensively in France and Germany. In Europe, Dr. Williams worked on cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well as initial public offerings on the German stock exchange. He holds a BA in German, French, and International Business from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY as well as a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from Tufts University's Fletcher School in Boston and an MBA from Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) School of Management in Paris. He also completed both an MA and PhD in Political Science at Maxwell. Dr. Williams' broad academic interests include foreign policy analysis, decision-making, and political psychology. More narrowly, his doctoral research focused on cosmopolitanism, citizenship, and international education.

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