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Steven Johnston Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SIS Faculty

BS Conservation Biophysical Systems (Environmental Science and Sustainability), Northern Michigan University
BA Russian Language, Michigan State University
MA Slavic Languages, University of Texas at Austin
MBA Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

Steven L. Johnston is a skilled international trade and investment executive with more than 20 years of public- and private-sector business experience in political risk and global politics, government affairs, and opening new investment and export markets for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Fortune 500 companies. He joined AU SIS faculty in 2015.

Steven is Managing Director of Political & Sovereign Risk at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), located in Washington, D.C. Steven managed a large faith-based education project for Cru and lived in the Russian Federation from 1993 to 1999. He has also worked for the Carmen Group Incorporated, a leading Washington-based government affairs consulting firm, and began his professional career as a Russian language technical translator and data manager in the Advanced Exploration Organization of ConocoPhillips.

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Summer 2024

  • SIS-750 Res/Prof Meth in Int'l Affairs: Political Risk Analysis