International Careers Panels | 2016-2017

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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

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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.


Check the last panel for info on what to expect on March 27th

October 17, 2016
5:30-7:30 pm

Introduction by Dr. Susan Haynes, Ph.D.

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

featuring

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

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Lipscomb University

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.

International Careers Lipscomb Students Panel


susan-haynesDr. 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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Ambassador Ronald Schlicher, USFS(Ret)

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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.

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portrait-michael-mcclellan-dos-recruitment-officerMichael 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.

voigt-jpgLindsay 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.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

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Intl Jobs and Careers Panel – April 11, 2016 – Click here for details

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Intl Jobs and Careers Panel – Nov 5, 2015 – Click here for details

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