Mr. James Ketterer, Senior Fellow, Center for Civic Engagement, Bard College; U of L Jazz Combo

Mr. James Ketterer, Senior Fellow, Center for Civic Engagement, Bard College; U of L Jazz Combo

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Mr. James Ketterer is Senior Fellow at the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College in New York state. At Bard, he previously served as Dean of International Studies and Director of the Bard Globalization and International Studies program in New York City. Ketterer also served as Dean of the School of Continuing Education at the American University in Cairo and as Egypt Country Director for AMIDEAST, a large educational NGO represented across the Middle East and North Africa. In 2023 the American University in Cairo won the Times Higher Education MENA Award for Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Ketterer was at the State University of New York for several years, serving as Vice Chancellor for Policy and Planning, Deputy Provost and Director of the Center for International Development, where he implemented large capacity building projects supported by the US Agency for International Development. These projects worked with parliaments and other institutions in many countries across Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. He has also worked in government, including at the National Security Council, the New York Senate and the New York Commission on Higher Education.

Ketterer served on the staff of the New York Commission on Higher Education, the National Security Council staff at the White House, and as a policy analyst at the New York State Senate. He has also worked on elections for the United Nations, the African-American Institute and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He holds the MA in Middle Eastern Studies from New York University, and a BA in Political Science/Middle Eastern Studies from Fordham University.

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