The Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth is pleased to welcome Spencer Phipps Boyer as Magro Family Distinguished Fellow in International Affairs for the winter '24 term.
Mr. Boyer comes to us with decades of experience in law and policy, foreign relations, and national security, from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. He most recently served almost three years as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European & NATO Policy, a key member of Defense Secretary Austin's team during a historic time for transatlantic relations, European security, and NATO.
Previously, Mr. Boyer served in senior roles in both terms of the Obama administration and was Adjunct Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has been a Director, Senior Fellow, or Visiting Scholar with numerous think tanks, including the Center for American Progress, the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Brookings Institution, the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University (NYU) School of Law.
Mr. Boyer is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received his J.D. from NYU School of Law, where he specialized in public international law and the work of international organizations. While at NYU, he also obtained a master's degree in French Studies, with a concentration in French politics, history, and economy.
During his time as a Magro Family Distinguished Fellow in International Affairs with the Dickey Center, Mr. Boyer will teach "Russian Influence in Europe," an undergraduate course in the Department of Government and cross-listed with the International Studies Minor, that will explore Russian aggression and influence activities in Europe and how they impact U.S. interests.
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