FORA.tv Speaker - Sean McFate

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Biography

Sean McFate is an expert in foreign affairs, defense policy and fragile states. Before joining BPC, he was a Program Manager for DynCorp International, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company that provides services to the U.S. government. In that capacity, he helped design and lead several peacebuilding programs in Africa, including: demobilizing and then rebuilding the Armed Forces of Liberia and Ministry of Defense; organizing the first major legal arms shipment to Liberia in 15 years; retraining Burundi's elite Presidential Guard; and professionalizing the Sudanese People's Liberation Army. Previously, Sean served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, primarily as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Following his military service, he was a policy adviser for Amnesty International USA, where he counseled staff on issues pertaining to human rights and armed conflict. Sean has published in Military Review, RUSI Journal, and African Affairs, a peer reviewed journal, and was a contributor to The Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and War Crimes and Trials: A Historical Encyclopedia. He has a forthcoming article in the Review of African Political Economy, and two chapters in separate anthologies on stabilizing fragile states. He is frequently invited to speak at international conferences on peacebuilding, and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Sean holds double B.A.s from Brown University, a M.P.P. from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and is completing his Ph.D. at the London School of Economics.

1 Program

AFRICOM: Securing Peace and Advancing Security?

03.26.08 | 01:27:13 min | 0 comments