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Ryan Vogel Adjunct Professorial Lecturer School of International Service


Ryan Vogel is a policy advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) where he works on policy issues concerning detention, international law, the law of war, international courts and organizations, and human rights.  Vogel began his career with OSD after being selected through the presidential management fellowship (PMF) program.  Previously, Vogel worked as a senior research associate for the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), as a law clerk for the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser and Bureau for International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs, and as a foreign affairs/intelligence staffer for a U.S. Senator.

Vogel earned an LLM in public international law from Georgetown University’s Law Center, a JD from American University’s Washington College of Law, an MA in international affairs from American University’s School of International Service, and a BS in political science and English from Utah Valley University.  Vogel is a member of the State Bar of Maryland.
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