Stephen Johnson "is a former State Department officer who has worked at the bureaus of Inter-American Affairs and Public Affairs and is the Senior Policy Analyst for Latin America at The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Johnson analyzes counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism policy in the Western Hemisphere, as well as public diplomacy issues.
"At the State Department Johnson served as a writer and researcher, later as director of the Central America Working Group, and as the chief of the Editorial Division in the Bureau of Public Affairs. A former Air Force officer, he piloted tanker aircraft and also served as Assistant Air Force Attach in Honduras. Later, as a member of the Air Force Reserve, he served as a public affairs officer and strategic planner in the Office of Public Affairs for the Secretary of the Air Force and was also a public affairs officer for the U.S. Southern Command. Johnson, who has lived in El Salvador, Honduras and Uruguay, earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Wyoming and a master's degree in international relations from Georgetown University.
"Johnson has observed elections in Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua. He has spoken before the Council of the Americas and at numerous conferences in the United States and in Latin America. He has contributed columns to the Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, National Review Online, Washington Times, Long Island Newsday, Diario Las Americas, El Comercio (Peru), and Venezuela Analitica. His broadcast appearances include CNN, Fox News, National Public Radio, BBC, RCN-TV (Colombia), CBN, WorldNet TV, and the Voice of America."
Member of the Public Diplomacy Council.
- Expert for the Cuba Study Group
- "Biography", Public Diplomacy Council, Accessed November 2006.