On this week’s episode of “What’s Next?”, Maggie Feldman-Piltch is joined by Dr. Joel Hellman, Dean of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. They discuss the intersection of development and security in post-conflict environments and the need to rethink development in these areas that account for a large share of the world’s poor.
Dr. Joel Hellman is the current Dean at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Prior to his role as the School’s Dean, Dr. Hellman served as the Chief Institutional Economist at the World Bank and was previously involved in leading its engagement with fragile and conflict-affected states as Director of the Center on Conflict, Security and Development in Nairobi, Kenya. Before this position, he was Manager, Governance and Public Sector Group, South Asia Region, in New Delhi. He coordinated the Bank’s response to complex global challenges while serving as a development practitioner. Prior to the World Bank, Dr. Hellman acted as the Senior Political Counselor at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Hellman is a graduate of Williams College, where he majored in Area Studies. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and an M.Phil. from the University of Oxford in Russian and East European Studies.
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“What’s Next?” is American Security Project’s weekly, non-partisan podcast series featuring interviews with national security leaders and critical issue experts. Each episode runs about 30 minutes- making it the perfect addition to your DC commute.
Hosted by Maggie Feldman-Piltch and produced by Matthew Wallin, the conversations go beyond the dinner party commentary and offer guests the opportunity to discuss their vision for security in the 21st century, the strategy that vision requires, and what it means for America going forward- in less time than it takes you to get to work. With topics ranging from geo-economics to nuclear security, cultural diplomacy to energy security and asymmetric operations, “What’s Next?” is one of the many ways ASP works to raise the American public’s understanding of complex security issues we face.