As director of publications, Charles Dolgas oversees the completion and distribution of the written work of its staff, associates, and working groups. It is a vibrant group with the range of topics reflecting the strengths of its authors.
Recent publications center on the proliferation and management of information by governments, businesses, and individuals; and the impact of the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, with a focus on peacemaking. These and other publications can be found on the Institute's website.
The Institute is also host to the largest teaching resource for the case method in international affairs. Having been a part of the Pew Charitable Trusts Initiative in active learning techniques, Mr. Dolgas is one of its strongest proponents. The GUISD Pew Case Study Center provides over 250 case titles, adding five to ten new case studies each year, and organizing case study workshops throughout the country.
Mr. Dolgas began working at the Institute in June 1982 as a staffer supporting ISDs first director, Ambassador David Newsom. Appointed Director of Programs in 1992, he has witnessed and engaged in the growth of ISDs Associates Program; the management of the annual lectures in international affairs, foreign policy, and diplomatic reporting; and the support of numerous working group and research projects. The tenures of subsequent ISD directors, Hans Binnendijk, Casimir Yost, and Paula Newberg also raised new opportunities for program development.
Also serving as the director of administration, Mr. Dolgas oversees the day-to-day running of ISD, overall administration of ISD public affairs [endowed lectures, conferences, and project grants with foundation, corporate and government agencies], and the Institute's budget and financial operations.
After graduation from St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, Mr. Dolgas worked as a Research Assistant for three years at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Primary areas of responsibility included research on all the major issues of Southeast Asian countries and their relationship to the United States, and domestic and international energy issues.