Philip C. French
Philip C. French retired as a senior career diplomat after 30 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, serving in Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, in addition to two tours in the State Department's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs in Washington, D.C. Following a tour in Madrid as Consul General, Mr. French was assigned in 2001 to San Salvador as Deputy Chief of Mission and later served there as acting Chief of Mission. He was posted to Caracas as Deputy Chief of Mission in 2007 before his final assignment as Team Leader for the Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team in Fallujah, Iraq in 2008. A graduate of the University of California, Riverside, Mr. French spent the 1996-97 academic year as Diplomat in Residence at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adviser / Program Director
Charlotte M. (Charlie) Ponticelli
Charlotte M. (Charlie) Ponticelli is an international consultant and adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America. Charlie has 23 years of US Government experience, serving most recently as Deputy Under Secretary for International Labor Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor and Senior Coordinator for International Women's Issues at the US Department of State.