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IMI Conference on Intercultural Relations | 2012 Presenter

Patrick J Christian

2013 CONFERENCE PRESENTER

 

PATRICK J CHRISTIAN

Lieutenant Colonel, Army Special Forces, Policy Advisor OSD DoD, and Ph.D student at the NSU Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution


Patrick Christian is a policy advisor with the office of the Secretary of Defense, a doctoral student researching the psychological foundations of sociological structures in conflict and an adjunct faculty member at the National Intelligence University. He has led field teams conducting combat advisory missions, tribal engagement, and counterinsurgency operations in Colombia, Ecuador, Sudan, Ethiopia and Iraq. He has served as the Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, Ethiopian Special Operations Department, and the Colombian Army’s 6th COLAR Division, as well as served as the United States Representative to the African Union Ceasefire Commission in Darfur Sudan. Patrick has trained US Army Special Forces, US Navy SEALs, and USMC Advisory Groups in combat advising, tribal engagement and psycho-historiographic profiling of tribes in conflict. He also teaches tribal engagement and cross cultural communications.

SESSION

Crossing Barriers of Communications and Culture in Traumatized Societies

Presenter(s): Aleksandra Nesic, Intercultural Training Specialist at the Florida State University and Ph.D student at the NSU Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution; and Patrick J Christian, Lieutenant Colonel, Army Special Forces, Policy Advisor OSD DoD, and Ph.D student at the NSU Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Level: Beginning and Intermediate   

Delivery: Case Study

Keywords: Cross-Cultural Communication

Time/Date: Friday, March 16, 1:45pm-3:00pm