Dr. Jay M. Parker appointed Concentration Chair for International Relations and Security at MSFSAugust 21, 2009 # 2:32 pm # Armed Conflict, Foreign Policy # No Comment
The Masters of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University has just announced the appointment of Professor Jay M. Parker as Visiting Professor and Chair of the Concentration in International Relations and Security. Dr. Parker comes to MSFS with a wealth of policy and academic experience. A retired colonel from the United States Army, Dr. Parker taught at the United States Military Academy, where he was Professor of Political and International Affairs and Director of International Relations and National Security Studies. During Colonel Parker’s 26-year military career, he served as Director of Psychological Operations Training and Doctrine at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg and held a variety of other Infantry and Special Operations command and staff positions. After retiring from the Army, Dr. Parker served as the Executive Vice President of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, where he was an advisor and Center liaison to the Iraq Study Group. He also taught at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, and in the Department of Government at Georgetown, and was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School.
Professor Parker earned his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and holds Master’s degrees from Columbia, the University of Southern California, Arizona State University, and the Naval War College. His undergraduate degree was from the University of Arizona.
Professor Parker is widely published in the fields of international relations, national security, and media. He is currently writing a book under contract with Harvard University Press entitled, The Colonels’ Revolt: The Evolution of Civil-Military Relations From Colony To Cold War.
Dr. Parker was a member of the defense policy team and the Veterans advisory group for the Obama Campaign, and worked as a surrogate speaker and field volunteer in six states during the primacy and general elections. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is also currently on the editorial boards for the journals ”Media, War & Conflict” and “Pacific Focus,” and serves on the board of Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict.