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1.  Ethiopia’s Election Results and the Myths of African Politics, by MG Zimeta in the latest edition of The Atlantic

2.  50 Years of African Independence: the Music of West Africa in Robert Nolan’s excellent FPA blog, Music and Global Affairs

3. US food aid policies create 561 jobs in Kansas, risk millions of lives around the world, by Laura Freschi posted on Aid Watch

4.  Financing Higher Education Worldwide, an interview in Inside Higher Ed with authors Bruce Johnstone and Pamela Marcucci.  Info on the book is here.

5. (Almost) Out of Africa: The White Tribes, by Joshua Hammer in World Affairs

6.  Please, dear lord, do not let soccer become an American obsession by Daniel Drezner in FP

Landon Donovan of the U.S. Men's National Team: Image Credit - Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Landon Donovan of the U.S. Men's National Team: Image Credit – Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images



James Ketterer
James Ketterer

James Ketterer is Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program. He previously served as Egypt Country Director for AMIDEAST, based in Cairo and before that as Vice Chancellor for Policy & Planning and Deputy Provost at the State University of New York (SUNY). In 2007-2008 he served on the staff of the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education. He previously served as Director of the SUNY Center for International Development.

Ketterer has extensive experience in technical assistance for democratization projects, international education, legislative development, elections, and policy analysis – with a focus on Africa and the Middle East. He has won and overseen projects funded by USAID, the Department for International Development (UK), the World Bank and the US State Department. He served on the National Security Council staff at the White House, as a policy analyst at the New York State Senate, a project officer with the Center for Legislative Development at the University at Albany, and as an international election specialist for the United Nations, the African-American Institute, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He is currently a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association and has also held teaching positions in international politics at the New School for Social Research, Bard College, State University of New York at New Paltz, the University at Albany, Russell Sage College, and the College of Saint Rose.

Ketterer has lectured and written extensively on various issues for publications including the Washington Post, Middle East Report, the Washington Times, the Albany Times Union, and the Journal of Legislative Studies. He was a Boren National Security Educational Program Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and in Morocco, an International Graduate Rotary Scholar at the Bourguiba School of Languages in Tunisia, and studied Arabic at the King Fahd Advanced School of Translation in Morocco. He received his education at Johns Hopkins University, New York University and Fordham University.

Areas of focus: Public Diplomacy; Middle East; Africa; US Foreign Policy

Contributor to: Global Engagement