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April 26, 2018
Meeting in Main Ballroom

Foreign Policy Presentation 
April 26th in the Main Ballroom
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The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Global and International Studies provides high-school sophomores and juniors with the tools to understand the global environment through a free four-week residential program on the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus. Students learn to think globally, develop their oral and written communication skills, and study critical languages with distinguished faculty and guests and a diverse group of students from across the state.

This year, the Foreign Policy Association of Harrisburg awarded honorariums to three outstanding attendees from Central Pennsylvania based on several candidate’s essays and candidate interviews. In our April 26th meeting, you will hear presentations from each of these students and see them receive their awards.

Divya Rajachandran
12th grade this year (2017-18)
Dallastown Area High School, York County

 Topic: Human Rights / Global Security

Emma Spearing
11th grade this year (2017-18)
Penn Manor High School, Lancaster County

Topic: Women’s Treatment Globally: Gender Based Violence

Austin Glass
12th grade this year (2017-18)
Hempfield High School, Lancaster County

Topic: Refugee Prosperity


“What’s the Risk:
American Foreign Policy Challenges and Opportunities?”

Alan G. Stolberg, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)
Coordinator, Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP)
Defense Governance and Management Team/RAND Corporation

Dr. Stolberg is Coordinator for the Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) and Academic Advisor/Senior Mentor for the State Department African Military Education Program (AMEP), helping to coordinate and orchestrate U.S. government assistance and support to other nation professional military education (PME) institutions on a global basis. He was Associate Professor of National Security Studies, Henry L. Stimson Chair of Military Studies, and Director of the National Security Policy Program (NSPP) from 2002 thru 2013 at the United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Focus areas for research have been policy & strategy making, interagency/whole of government decision making, security cooperation, and European and Eurasian studies. The author of  a number of publications, his book-length work, How Nation-States Craft their National Security Strategy Documents, was published in 2012.

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Stolberg was a career Army officer and served on active duty for over 30 years as an infantry officer, intelligence officer, foreign area specialist (FAO) for both Eastern and Western Europe, War College professor, and as a designated Strategist. He was an infantry platoon leader, battalion intelligence officer (S-2), and chief of intelligence analysis for the 1st Armored Division in Germany; current intelligence analyst of Soviet/East European military forces for the Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC during the 1980-82 Polish crisis; ground surveillance company commander in the 2d Infantry Division on the Korean DMZ; the Politico-Military Planner for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Strategy and Plans Directorate (J-5) of the Joint Staff in Washington, DC during the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall; and chief of intelligence (Division G-2) and battalion commander in the 3d Infantry Division in Germany, deploying soldiers to ongoing operations in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Northern Iraq, and Rwanda.

 Between March and June of 1995, during the time of the O’Grady shoot down and the UN Military Observers being taken hostage, Dr. Stolberg served in Sarajevo, Bosnia as the U.S. European Command’s (USEUCOM) Liaison Officer to the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR).  Following a 2-year fellowship as both student and Army Research Director at the U.S. Naval War College, where he taught the “United Nations Peace Operations” course, in July 1997 he was assigned as Chief of the Europe/NATO Division, Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5), USEUCOM, Stuttgart, Germany. His five years in Stuttgart were highlighted by planning USEUCOM’s politico-military policy and strategy for Operations ALLIED FORCE (Kosovo 1999) and the European component of ENDURING FREEDOM (Global War on Terrorism). Prior to retiring from the military, Dr. Stolberg served as the Director of European Studies at the Army War College from 2002-2005.

He earned a BA in Political Science from St. John’s University, an MA in International Relations from the University of Southern California, an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a PhD in Political Science (International Relations) from Temple University.  Dr. Stolberg is also a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, Defense Intelligence College, and the Army’s three year Russia/East Europe Foreign Area Officer Program.

Military awards and decorations included:  the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (4 x), Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and the Basic Parachutist Badge.  He is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Dr. Stolberg is married to the former Dianne Aldridge of Greenville, North Carolina, an infectious disease control specialist. They have two sons, Devin and Gregory, and one Australian Sheperd, Zeus.



Pecan Crusted Salmon, 

Key Lime Pie

Programs for 2017 -2018

Month / Date



FPA Coordinator

Sep 28


Western Europe in a Time of Upheaval

Heather Conley

Howard Davison

Oct  26



Ann Glasscock

Nov 30

East-West Relations in the 21st Century




Michele Sellitto Alan Stolberg

Dec  13

Addressing Foreign Policy Through the Private Sector-

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)



Michele Sellitto

Jan 25

The Sunni / Shia Divide


John Craig

Chris Dolan

Feb 22

India Pakistan Relations

Governor's Ballroom

Dr. Bratton & 

Col. Phillips

Stuart Snyder

Mar 15

U.S. - Iranian Relations

Meeting room changed to KEYSTONE - upper building.

Dr. Trita Parsi

Howard Davison

Apr 26

Current Foreign Policy Challenges and Opportunities

Main Ballroom

Alan Stolberg

Howard Davison


May 17

The Koreas

Governor's Ballroom


Dan Sim



Last Years Programs

Date Topic Moderator
Sept 22 US Foreign Policy in an Election Year Dan Sim
Oct 27 American Intelligence Community Since 9/11 -
General Michael Hayden
Sellitto & Stolberg
Nov 17 IF Reception Sellitto & Davison
Dec 15 Geopolitics of Climate Change  Fay Geegee
Jan 26 Update on Arab - Israel Conflict Alan Stolberg
Feb 23 Cuba Today & After the Castro Brothers Stuart Snyder
Mar 23 Russia and the West Howard Davison
Apr 27 South China Sea Geopolitics Clem Gilpin
May 18 Future of US - Iranian Relations Howard Davison

RED = changed date

Past Programs 

Sep 24

Terrorism and the West and the ISIS Threat



Oct 22

39th Annual International Fellows Reception

US Army War College

Michele Sellitto

Howard Davison

Nov 23

U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

Former Deputy Secretary of State Ambassador William J. Burns



Dec 10

Middle East History and Solutions



Jan 28

Europe’s Perception of U.S. Foreign Policy



Feb 18

Turkey as a Pivotal State Between East and West



Mar 24

Latin America and Its Emergence on the World Stage



Apr 28

Africa and the World



May 19

North Korea: A Challenge to the World



February  meeting date changed to 18th

Programs for 2014 -2015
Changed: OCT 23 & Apr 23




SEP 25

             Russia, Ukraine & the World            


OCT 23

The Media & Its Impact on Froeign Policy


NOV 13

U.S. Army War College Reception


DEC 11

The United States, ISIS, and the War
 for the Soul of Islam


JAN 22

Congress & the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy


FEB 26

U.S. Civil Military Relations


MAR 26

Demographic Trends Affecting U.S. Foregin Policy


APR 23

*US Foreign Policy Priorities and 21st Century Diplomacy



German Embassy Trip

May 28

China & the World


* Talk subject changed


5:30-6:30 pm Reception
Dinner 6:30 - 7:30
Program 7:30 - 9:00