Dennis Jett

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Dennis Jett "joined the inaugural faculty of the newly created School of International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University in 2008. A former career diplomat, he served 28 years in the State Department in a wide range of positions including as Ambassador to Peru and Mozambique, on the National Security Council, as Deputy Chief of Mission in Malawi and Liberia and in Argentina and Israel. From 2000 to 2008, he was Dean of the International Center at the University of Florida and on the faculty of the political science department. He has a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He has written two books—“Why Peacekeeping Fails” and “Why American Foreign Policy Fails”, published by Palgrave/Macmillan. He has been interviewed on Jim Lehrer News Hour, CNN, NPR, BBC and other national and international news programs and has written over 100 opinion pieces for major newspapers. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Diplomacy." [1]

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  1. Dennis Jett, Global Heritage Fund, accessed April 2, 2010.