Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 11:45 amLocation:
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J)
8900 Little River Turnpike
Contact: Shari Berman
Instructor: John Champagne, USAID Foreign Service – retired
In a career spanning more than 45 years, John Champagne will offer his 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, beginning with a USAID Primer: Origin, Purpose, Performance. The second session, Preventing the Dominos from Falling, will provide a personal perspective on the U.S. military and development role in Thailand from 1966-1979. The final segment will explore the evolution of civilian-military collaboration in Creating a Civilian Capacity to Address Political Instability Abroad.
John Champagne is a retired USAID foreign service officer with overseas tours in Thailand and Panama, and several liaison assignments with the Department of State. His final assignment was Director of Middle East Affairs.
Fee: $54/ $36 member