James P. Seevers
James P. Seevers is Interim Director of Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. He also directs the annual Georgetown Leadership Seminar (GLS). Mr. Seevers teaches in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, designs training programs for foreign diplomats, and conducts international negotiation and crisis simulations for Georgetown students at campuses in Washington, D.C. and Doha, Qatar.
For 15 years prior to joining the Institute in 2005, Mr. Seevers was a State Department Foreign Service Officer, gaining wide-ranging foreign policy experience through his work on South Asia, Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Capitol Hill. He served as a political officer in Indonesia during its 1996-99 democratic transition, participated in U.N.-led efforts to reunify Cyprus during 2001-03, and worked most recently on enhancing the U.S.-India strategic partnership from 2003-05.
Mr. Seevers also has extensive Congressional experience, having worked both in the Senate and at the Congressional Research Service. Mr. Seevers is a graduate of Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations and earned a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School.
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