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International Jobs & Careers Panel

Monday, March 27, 2017

“…among the best programs offered by your World Affairs Council…”

Hosted by Lipscomb University

Do you wonder what jobs and careers there are in international affairs?  There’s more than you think.  Twice a year the World Affairs Council assembles diplomats, business people, NGO officials, returned Peace Corps volunteers and more to talk about their experiences and insights and to answer your questions at this very popular panel.  Join us on March 27th to explore the careers and jobs that are open to you to get out into the world.  More information on the World Affairs Council web site.

International Jobs & Careers Panel

Hosted by Lipscomb University

Monday, March 27, 2017
5:30-7:30 pm

Introduction by Dr. Susan Haynes, Ph.D.

Moderated by Ambassador Charles R. Bowers, USFS(Ret)

featuring

Michael McLean – U.S. State Department

Lindsay Voight – Former Peace Corps Volunteer

Ben Turner – President, Just Hope

Joseph Smith – Director of Operations, Healing Hands

Todd Hudson – U.S. Secret Service

Plus Information Tables Hosted By

(TBD)

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Lipscomb University

Stowe Hall, Swang Business Building

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.

International Careers Lipscomb Students Panel

PANEL MEMBER BIOs

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)

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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.

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Michael McLean – U.S. State Department

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.

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Lindsay Voight – Former Peace Corps Volunteer

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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.

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Ben Turner – President, Just Hope

Ben Turner is president of Just Hope International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to economically empowering people in some of the world’s most difficult living conditions. In his role, Ben is responsible for the organization’s program development, financial management, fundraising, administration, and public outreach. He is a member of the executive leadership team that makes regular trips to project sites, where he and others confirm that work is proceeding as reported, strengthen relationships with local contacts, and learn of potential opportunities to develop for local empowerment. Just Hope International has projects in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Panama, Honduras, Togo, and the Dominican Republic.

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Joseph Smith – Director of Operations, Healing Hands

Joseph Smith is the Director of Operations at Healing Hands International. Joseph began working at HHI in 1999 after graduating from Lipscomb University. In his role, he coordinates HHI’s international shipping of cargo to missionaries and churches around the globe. In addition, Joe is responsible for coordination of the Portable Water projects, which include drilling wells, water filtration and rain water harvesting.

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Todd Hudson – U.S. Secret Service

Todd Hudson became the Special Agent in Charge of the Secret Service’s Nashville Field Office in April 2012. Prior to that he was the Executive Assistant to the Director in Washington, D.C. for two years.  A native of Germantown, Tennessee, Mr. Hudson began his career as a special agent assigned to the New York Field Office in 1993. In 2000, Mr. Hudson was transferred to the Vice Presidential Protective Division in Washington, D.C. where he served for three years. In 2003 Mr. Hudson entered the agency’s supervisory ranks. He returned to the field in 2005 as an Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge in the Los Angeles Field Office. In 2008 he was assigned as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Congressional Affairs. Mr. Hudson received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a MBA from the University of Notre Dame.


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