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William Belding Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

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Bill Belding is a Professorial Lecturer at American University’s School of International Service. Mr. Belding is an authority on asymmetric warfare and counterinsurgency operations and has advised government programs and private companies. With the US military he conducted insurgency and counter-insurgency operations throughout Southeast Asia. Decades later he headed the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, an international non-profit entity conducting humanitarian work in support of war victims in Africa and Asia and co-founder of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Belding holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law.
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