International Jobs & Careers Panel
Hosted by Lipscomb University
October 17, 2016
Introduction by Dr. Susan Haynes, Ph.D.
Moderated by Ambassador Charles R. Bowers, USFS(Ret)
Ambassador Ronald Schlicher, USFS(Ret)
Michael McClellan, US State Department
Dr. Michael Newton, Ph.D.
Tye Ebel – JET Program
Lindsay Voigt – Peace Corps
Ashley Reeves – Helping Hands International (NGO)
Plus Information Tables Hosted By
TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, Peace Corps, State Department, Hope International and UNICEF
Ezell Center, Room 301
This event is free and open to the public.
Seating is Limited | Registration Required
We encourage students from all schools and colleges to attend to learn more about the opportunities to work in a variety of occupations in global affairs, including diplomacy, business, military and international service.
Dr. Susan Haynes, Ph.D. – TNWAC Board of Directors; Assistant Professor, Lipscomb University Political Science Faculty
Susan Turner Haynes joined the faculty of Lipscomb University in 2015. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Political Science from George Mason University, and is author of Behind the Buildup: Motivations Behind China’s Nuclear Modernization, with Potomac Books/University of Nebraska Press (July 1, 2016). Professor Haynes’s prior publications include an article in Asian Perspectives (2008), an article in Comparative Strategy (2009) and a chapter in the most recent Ashgate Research Companion on Chinese Foreign Policy (2012). She specializes in Chinese-American relations and issues around the topic of nuclear proliferation.
Ambassador Charles R. Bowers, USFS(Ret)
Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the United States Ambassador to Bolivia from 1991 through 1994. During that time, the American Embassy in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, was the largest and most complex U.S. embassy in South America. Ambassador Bowers was born in Missouri, grew in the San Francisco Bay area, and studied political science, economics and international relations at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his BA, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1966 and his MA degree in 1967. He then immediately entered the U. S. Foreign Service. From 1961 to 1964 he was on active duty with the U.S. Army and served as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the American Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. During tours of duty at State Department headquarters in Washington D.C., he traveled to over 75 counties on negotiating, fact-finding and trouble-shooting missions. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Ambassador Bowers is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council.
Ambassador Ronald Schlicher, USFS(Ret)
Ambassador Ronald Schlicher, USFS (Ret) – Served as Principal Deputy Assistant Coordinator of Counterterrorism and served as U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus (2005-2008). Ambassador Schlicher served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), where he served as Coordinator for Iraq. During the 2003 war with Iraq, Ambassador Schlicher was Director of the Iraq Task Force. He then served for six months in Iraq with the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), first as Regional Coordinator for the North and then as Director of the Office of Provincial Outreach.
Michael McClellan – Department of State – Recruitment and Outreach Officer
Michael McClellan is a Recruitment and Outreach Officer with the Office of Recruitment, Examination, and Employment at the U.S. Department of State. During his three decades with the U.S. Information Agency and the U.S. Department of State, Michael served as a Public Diplomacy Officer in Yemen, Egypt, Russia, Serbia, Germany, Kosovo, Ireland, Iraq (twice), Ethiopia, and South Sudan, where he served as Deputy Chief of Mission. He was also Diplomat-in-Residence at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He retired in 2014 with the rank of Minister-Counselor.
Dr. Michael Newton, Ph.D. – Vanderbilt University – Law Professor
Michael Newton began his distinguished military career as an armor officer and transitioned to an operational military attorney through the Judge Advocate General’s Funded Legal Education Program. Michael served as the senior advisor to the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the U.S. State Department and he was the senior member of the team that taught international law to the first group of Iraqis who began to think about accountability mechanisms and a constitutional structure in November 2000. He subsequently assisted Iraqi lawyers and jurists in drafting the Statute of the Iraqi High Tribunal and served as the International Law Adviser to the Iraqi Judicial Chambers from 2006 to 2008. He served as the U.S. representative on the U.N. Planning Mission for the Sierra Leone Special Court and was a member of the Special Court academic consortium. He is presently a professor at Vanderbilt, where he developed and teaches the innovative International Law Practice Lab, which provides expert assistance to judges and lawyers, governments and policy makers around the world
Tye Ebel – Consulate General of Japan – Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Programs Coordinator
Tye was born and raised in Chattanooga. After earning his undergraduate degree in International Studies at Elon University in North Carolina, he moved to southern Japan to teach English under the JET Program from 2007 to 2010. Upon returning to North America, Tye earned a Master of Asia Policy from the University of British Columbia. Tye has served in his current post at the Consulate General of Japan since September 2015. To date, Tye has worked, studied, volunteered and traveled in over 75 countries spanning 6 continents.
Lindsay Voigt – Peace Corps
Lindsay grew up in Nashville and joined the Peace Corps after college. After serving in China, she earned her Masters in International Development from Fordham University and went on to Cambodia to serve as a project manager for a Water & Sanitation nonprofit there. She has most recently worked as a trainer for new Peace Corps volunteers in Cambodia and East Timor, and has recently returned to Nashville.
Ashley Reeves – Healing Hands International – Marketing Coordinator
Ashley graduated from Harding University in 2011 with a degree in graphic design and currently works with Healing Hands International (HHI) as their marketing coordinator. HHI has delivered over $100 million in medical supplies and aid to over 75 countries. Though based in Nashville, Ashley’s job has taken her to Haiti ten times as well as Honduras, Mozambique, Mexico, and Greece.
Among the regular programs presented by the Tennessee World Affairs Council are opportunities to connect specialists from a broad spectrum of global affairs occupations with people, especially students, who want to know more about jobs and careers in the international arena.
We invite students — high schools and colleges from around town and across the region — and the general public to join us for these panels which are offered twice a year.
Here are details of the next program featuring conversations about working in global affairs.
The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at: www.TNWAC.org