Professor John Stempel


JOHN D. STEMPEL is Senior Professor at the University of Kentucky's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. He was director of the school from 1993-2003. He served as Associate Director 1988-1993, coming to U.K. following a 24-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Author of the 2008 book, Common Sense and Foreign Policy, he also consults on cross-cultural negotiation and homeland security issues. Focusing on political and economic affairs, he had overseas assignments in Africa (Guinea, Burundi, Zambia), Iran, and India, concluding with three years as U.S. Consul General in Madras, where he quadrupled U.S. commercial collaboration with South India. His Middle East service (1975-79) in Tehran provided much of the material for his book, Inside the Iranian Revolution, just republished in a second edition. His Washington assignments featured duty for both the State and Defense Departments, including a two-year tour as Director of the State Department's Crisis Center. Teaching stints at George Washington and American Universities, plus two years as "Diplomat in Residence" at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations and The Georgetown College (KY) Board of Trustees. Can be found in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. AB Princeton, MA and PhD, University of California at Berkeley. Married to the former Susan Hodgetts of Lexington -- three daughters, Amy, Alix and Jill.

Dr. Stempel's recent talk in Oxford, England can be found here: Religion and International Intelligene (pdf).

Brief Biography:

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