Harry C. Blaney III, senior fellow: is a principal contributor and primary monitor of this blog, and a Senior Fellow at CIP . A former Foreign Service Officer who served six years as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and was a White House staff member. He served at both the U.S. Missions to NATO and European Union and in the Department’s Bureau for European Affairs. He was Staff Director of the NSC’s Contingency Planning Working Group dealing with terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMD). He was also the Senior Advisor to the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
In addition to his government service, he is the author of Global Challenges: A World at Risk, and editor of The Future of Conventional Arms Control in Europe. He held prestigious visiting fellowships at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London. He was a Dean Rusk Fellow and Research Associate at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. He contributed to numerous journal articles and op-eds in newspapers such as the Atlanta Constitution, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, International Herald Tribune, Newsday, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the Washington Post.
Mr. Blaney is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (London), the American Foreign Service Association, Public Diplomacy Council, and the Arms Control Association.
Melvin A. Goodman, senior fellow and director of the National Security program: Goodman is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. He was division chief and senior analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs, Central Intelligence Agency, from 1976 to 1986. He was a senior analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, State Department from 1974 to 1976. He was an intelligence adviser to the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks in Vienna and Washington. He is co-author of The Wars of Edvard Shevardnadze (2nd edition, 2001); The Phantom Defense, America’s Pursuit of the Star Wars Illusion (2001); Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives are Putting the World at Risk (2004); Failure of Intelligence: the Decline and Fall of the CIA (2008).
Wayne Smith, senior fellow and director, Cuba program: Smith is a CIP Senior Fellow and directs the Cuba Program and is a contributor to the National Security Program. He is a visiting professor of Latin American studies and Director of the University of Havana exchange Program at Johns Hopkins University. He is a former Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. During his twenty-five years with the State Department (1957-82), he served as executive secretary of President Kennedy’s Latin American Task Force and chief of mission at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana. In addition, he served in Argentina, Brazil and the Soviet Union.
Alan D. Berlind: After a career concentrating on political-military affairs and trans-Atlantic relations, Alan Berlind retired as a Senior Foreign Service Officer in 1986 in Athens following four years as Deputy Chief of Mission. He had earlier served as Chargé d’Affaires, then DCM, in Khartoum, Political Advisor at USNATO and Director of the Office of the Law of the Sea Negotiations in Washington, and he spent one year each at Columbia University and the National War College, thus rounding out formal education acquired earlier at Princeton University (BA) and the University of Southern California (Ms.Ed).
Since retiring, Berlind has kept his hand in by teaching international relations, regional integration, political science and law of the sea for four years at American colleges in Athens and Thessaloniki, reporting and writing political commentary for The Cyprus Weekly for three years in Nicosia and Larnaca, and, from his home in France, contributing opinion pieces to the Foreign Service Journal and the on-line journal AmericanDiplomacy. He now lectures occasionally at the University of Bordeaux and wonders full-time, albeit belatedly, whether American foreign policy over the years warranted a career in public service.
Robert K. Musil, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.H.D: Bob Musil was the longest-serving Executive Director and CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), winner of the 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace. Currently, Dr. Musil is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in the School of Public Affairs at American University where he teaches climate change, energy, nuclear studies and national security. He is the author of Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans are Fighting Global Warming and for a Better Future (Rutgers University Press, 2009). He has led numerous NGO campaigns and coalitions concerned with non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament, environment and health, and strengthening American security through innovative diplomacy and economic strength.
Dr. Musil has also been Executive Director of the Professionals’ Coalition for Nuclear Arms Control, the SANE Education Fund, and the Center for National Security Studies Military Affairs Project. He is a former Army Captain who taught communications and policy at the Defense Information School, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. From 1978-1992, Dr. Musil was the Executive Producer and host of “Consider the Alternatives” a weekly radio program syndicated to over 150 stations with 2-3,000,000 listeners. He is a two-time winner of the Armstrong Award for Excellence in Radio Broadcasting.
Chic Dambach is former chief-of-staff to Congressman John Garamendi and earlier was President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, a network of organizations and professionals dedicated to building sustainable peace and security worldwide. He was president and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association from 1992 through 1998, and was board chair for the Coalition for American Leadership Abroad (COLEAD). He is a frequent speaker on college campuses and at national conferences. and his memoir, Exhaust the Limits, the Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder, was published by Apprentice House in the summer of 2010.
Julia Jacovides (National Security intern, Summer 2014)