Wes Andrews, a 2013 graduate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, will be leading a discussion on the challenges and pitfalls of monitoring active conflict in Ukraine on Wednesday, November 7th from 6 – 8PM in McGowan 102, 411 Pacific Street in Monterey. Among other topics, Wes will discuss his experience working for the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the situation and conflict in Eastern Ukraine, as well as the challenges involved in monitoring active conflicts. This discussion provides GSIPM students and aspiring international policy and management leaders with a valuable, first-hand perspective on the challenges of monitoring active conflict situations. This event is open to the public.
A Bit More on Wes: Wes has worked as a Monitoring Officer on both sides of the conflict line for the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, since 2015. Prior to joining the OSCE, Wes had a lengthy career of service to the US Military during which he lead elements of a threat finance task force in Afghanistan, served as a military attaché in China, and fulfilled myriad strategic planning & analytical roles. He is the Former Dean of the Chinese & Korean language schools at the Defensive Languages Institute (DLI). In addition to his military career, Wes speaks fluent Chinese, German & elementary Russian. He is a graduate of the School of Int’l & Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University in NYC, and holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the LC Smith College of Engineering at Syracuse University.
This lecture is available remotely via Zoom, by connecting either via computer or phone to:
- Sponsored by:
- Vice President's Office - MIIS