About Colin Cleary, '86

colin cleary

Colin Cleary is a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State.  He is currently an Interagency Fellow in Residence at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington.  Drawing on his experiences at the U.S. Embassies in Kyiv and Moscow, Colin's work at USIP explores the Ukraine-Russia conflict.    Among other things, he is examining governance and anti-corruption issues in Ukraine and prospects for a peaceful way out of the conflict.

Colin's most recent embassy posting was as Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.  Prior to Kyiv, Colin served as Science Counselor and head of the Political-Military Affairs Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.   His other embassy postings have been in Madrid, Warsaw, Kampala, and Mexico City.  In Washington, Colin has served as desk officer for Romania and as a press officer in the Bureau of Public Affairs.   He spent a year as a Rusk Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.

Colin was a graduate student in Rockefeller's Department of Political Science from 1984-1986.  His wife is a Foreign Service Officer currently assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Dublin.   They have four children.     

About Lawrence J. Korb, PhD '69

Lawrence J. Korb

Lawrence J. Korb is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He is also a senior advisor to the Center for Defense Information and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Prior to joining American Progress, he was a senior fellow and director of national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. From July 1998 to October 2002 he was council vice president, director of studies, and holder of the Maurice Greenberg Chair.

Prior to joining the council, Dr. Korb served as director of the Center for Public Policy Education and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution; dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh; vice president of corporate operations at the Raytheon Company; and director of defense studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

Dr. Korb served as assistant secretary of defense (manpower, reserve affairs, installations, and logistics) from 1981 through 1985. In that position, he administered about 70 percent of the defense budget. For his service in that position, he was awarded the Department of Defense's medal for Distinguished Public Service. Dr. Korb served on active duty for four years as Naval Flight Officer, and retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of captain. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Albany and has held full-time teaching positions at the University of Dayton, the Coast Guard Academy, and the Naval War College.

Dr. Korb has authored, co-authored, edited, or contributed to more than 20 books and written more than 100 articles on national security issues. His books include The Joint Chiefs of Staff: The First Twenty-five Years; The Fall and Rise of the Pentagon; American National Security: Policy and Process, Future Visions for U.S. Defense Policy; Reshaping America's Military; A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction; Serving America's Veterans; and Military Reform.

His articles have appeared in such journals as Foreign Affairs, Public Administration Review, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Naval Institute Proceedings, and International Security. Over the past decade Mr. Korb has made over 2,000 appearances as a commentator on such shows as "The Today Show," "The Early Show," "Good Morning America," "Face the Nation," "This Week," "The News Hour," "Nightline," "60 Minutes," "Larry King Live," "The O'Reilly Factor," and "Hannity and Colmes." His more than 100 op-ed pieces have appeared in such major newspapers as The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Christian Science Monitor.

About Professor Rey Koslowski

Rey Koslowski

Professor Koslowski's primary teaching and research interests are in the field of international relations dealing with international organization, European integration, international migration, information technology, and homeland security. He is the author of Migrants and Citizens: Demographic Change in the European States System (Cornell University Press, 2000); editor of International Migration and the Globalization of Domestic Politics (Routledge, 2005) and co-editor (with David Kyle) of Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives (John Hopkins University Press, 2001). His articles have appeared in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, The Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, The Cambridge Journal of International Studies and The Brown Journal of World Affairs. Prior to arriving at the University at Albany, Professor Koslowski taught at Rutgers University – Newark. He has held fellowships of the Transatlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Center of International Studies at Princeton University and the Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University. His research has been supported by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

About Susan Milligan, '84

Rey Koslowski

Susan Milligan is a veteran political journalist and writer. For more than 27 years, Milligan covered Washington, the Albany statehouse and New York City Hall for States News Service and the New York Daily News and the Boston Globe, where she recently served as White House and National Political Correspondent. Milligan spent five years as a writer based in Budapest, Hungary. From there, she reported on the wars in the Balkans, the economic transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the arts for a variety of magazines and newspapers.

Milligan is co-author of ''Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy'' and has won several awards for her writing, including the Everett M. Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress. Milligan also won the Society of American Business Editors and Writer first- place Award for Projects for a series co-written on lobbying and influence-peddling in Washington. With a team of Globe reporters, Milligan was a runner-up for the Daniel Pearl Award for International Investigative Reporting for my Pakistan-based coverage of USAID-funded faith-based organizations and their work abroad. An avid hockey and football fan, she lives in Washington, DC.