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Choosing Public Service: Why Diverse Voices in International Affairs Matters

  • 05/13/2020
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Choosing Public Service: Why Diverse Voices in International Affairs Matters

Arthur P. McMahan, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – 3:30PM to 4:30PM

Join Black Professionals in International Affairs (BPIA) for a BPIAChats virtual leadership discussion with guest speaker, Dr. Arthur P. McMahan. The conversation will include discussions around the WHIHBCU International Affairs Working Group, federal agency opportunities in international affairs, and perspectives on leadership.

Dr. Arthur P. McMahan, is the current Senior Associate Director for the White House

Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He most recently served as

Director of VA Anti-Harassment Program, Deputy Dean of Veterans Affairs Learning

University at Department of Veterans Affairs and as Director Educational Services and

Strategic Planning at the U.S. Army Management Staff College (AMSC), Fort Belvoir,

Virginia. His expertise and experience includes strategic planning, institutional research,

and performance management. He is a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Examiner (2007), served on the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Accreditation Team, taught ROTC at VA State University and is a past member of the

Board of Directors for the Washington Area Corporate University Consortium.

He is the president of FAME Men’s Fellowship in Alexandria, VA. Dr. McMahan, a retired Army Officer, has written and presented on Strategic Planning, the Balanced Scorecard, change management, and generational diversity. “Strategic Planning: A Virtual Possibility” is published in the May 2009 issue of Army Magazine. His article, “Generational Diversity” is published in the Army Management Staff College’s Perspectives on Leadership. He holds a BA from the University of South Carolina, an MS from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and a Ph.D. from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Dr McMahan reads and writes fiction as a hobby.

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