Dan Whitman is Assistant Professor of Foreign Policy at the Washington Semester Program, American University. As Public Diplomacy officer in USIA and the Department of State over 25 years, he drafted and edited speeches for U.S. ambassadors in Denmark, Spain, South Africa, Cameroon, Haiti, and Guinea-Conakry. A senior Foreign Service Officer, he retired in 2009 from the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State. He is author of 40 published articles and six books, including A Haiti Chronicle: The Undoing of a Latent Democracy, 1999-2001. Whitman was Executive Director of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, and Program Officer for Delphi Research Associates. He was a Fulbright lecturer in Brazzaville 1980-81, and was a freelance French interpreter for the Department of State, 1969-83. He received his PhD from Brown University in 1979. He is now working on an oral history of South Africans of all races who traveled to the United States during the Struggle Period, 1970-90.