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Daniel Whitman is Assistant Professor of Foreign Policy at the Washington Semester Program. He received his PhD from Brown University in French Studies in 1979, and pursued a career in the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, 1985-2009.
His publications include an account of his two years as Spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, 1999-2001 (A Haiti Chronicle: The Undoing of a Latent Democracy, 2004). He has published articles on African contemporary literature and oral tradition, notably in his book Kaidara, 1987. His travel articles have appeared in a number of publications, including the New York Times and International Herald Tribune.
Whitman taught French at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts, and was Program Officer at Delphi Research Associates in Washington, DC. He served as a Fulbright lecturer at Marien Ngouabi University, Brazzaville, Congo. In his career in the Foreign Service, he worked in Denmark, Spain, South Africa, Haiti, Cameroon, and Guinea-Conakry. In Washington he served in the Bureaus of African Affairs, Human Resources, and European Affairs. He speaks French, Spanish, and Danish.
DegreesPh.D., Brown University, 1979
M.A., Boston University, 1976
M.A., Brown University, 1974
B.A., Oberlin College, 1968
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