Last Updated: 1/19/10

  • Melvin A. Goodman: a senior fellow and director of the National Security Program at the Center for International Policy. Melvin A. Goodman is a former professor of International Security Studies and chairman of the International Relations Department at the National War College. He was division chief and senior analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs, Central Intelligence Agency from 1966 to 1990. He was a senior analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, State Department from 1974 to 1976. He was an intelligence adviser to the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks in Vienna and Washington. He is co-author of The Wars of Edvard Shevardnadze (2nd edition, 2001), The Phantom Defense, America's Pursuit of the Star Wars Illusion (2001) and Bush League Diplomacy; How the Neoconservatives are Putting the World at Risk (2004), and author of the forthcoming The Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA.
  • Harry Blaney: a senior fellow for the Center for International Policy. Blaney brings over thirty years of experience in international affairs to CIP and has held senior positions in the federal government, policy research, and non-profit organizations. His experience includes the White House, State Department, foreign affairs think tanks, and U.S. diplomatic posts abroad. Currently, he is president and chief executive of the Coalition for American Leadership Abroad (COLEAD), an organization of some 50 non-profit foreign affairs groups supporting U.S. engagement in world affairs. An American diplomat for over 20 years, Blaney was a member of the Policy Planning Staff of Secretaries of State Harry Kissinger and Cyrus Vance. Blaney holds degrees from Allegheny College (B.A.) and Yale University (M.A.) and he conducted graduate work and research at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and at the London School of Economics and Political Science.[more...]

  • Donald Herr: a senior fellow for the Center for International Policy. Herr brings many years of experience as a policy analyst to CIP, with extensive experience in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the State Department. As an officer in the OSD Office for Homeland Defense, Herr helped develop the first OSD strategy for homeland defense. He also served in the Office of Special Operations Policy and for many years as the acting director/deputy director of the Office of NATO. Herr’s positions at the Department of State included staff assistant to Under Secretary Katzenbach and Cuba analyst for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. His academic background includes a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale and an M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
  • Landrum Bolling: a senior fellow for the Center for International Policy. He is the director at large at Mercy Corps International. He has served as president and Rector at The Ecumenical Institute in Tantur Jerusalem from 1983-1988, a research professor at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown Univeristy's School of Foreign Service (1978-1981). He was the chairman and CEO of The Council on Foundations, president of the Lilly Endowment, and president of Earlham College in Indiana. He was also a foreign correspondent during and after World War II in Europe.
  • Amb. Parker Borg: Parker W. Borg is a retired Foreign Service Officer, who served as US Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland from 1993 to 1996 and to the Republic of Mali from 1981 to 1984. Other senior diplomatic assignments during his 32 years with the Department of State included deputy assistant secretary for International Narcotic Matters (1989-91), acting coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy (1987-89), deputy director of the Office for Combatting Terrorism (1984-86), and director of the Office of West African Affairs (1979-81).
  • James Mullins: an associate and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, Mr. Mullins is also an op-ed contributor to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He is a founding chair of the Florida Conference of Concerned Democrats, and co-founder of several Amnesty International Groups in South Florida. He served as a board member of the Greater Miami ACLU for 26 years, and is one of South Florida's leaders in Vietnam Moratorium and Mobilizations. He recently organized two delegations from Miami to Washington to lobby on Cuban legislation and worked with Wayne Smith in organizing two conferences in Miami, and two in Washington as well.
  • Lauren Lefebvre: an intern at the Center for International Policy. Lauren is currently a John Hopkins University Masters student studying International Relations, and received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Political Science at The University of Michigan.  She has research and academic advising experience and has volunteered teaching English in impoverished areas in Thailand with the Tsunami Volunteer Center.


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