The Dean’s Advisory Council is a group of distinguished, invited members who will help to elevate the reputation and influence of the school. Dean’s Council members are asked to identify organizations with which SGIS might partner, help set up capstone projects for students overseas, create internship and job opportunities for students, and promote the school. The Dean’s Council also advise and offer assistance to the Dean on a range of matters pertaining to future directions of the school, guest speakers and visiting faculty, and curriculum. Members serve for three-year, renewable terms.
Ambassador James F. Collins is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Endowment. He is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East. Amb. Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001. Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment in 2007, he served as senior adviser at the public law and policy practice group at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP.
Before his appointment as ambassador to Russia, he served as ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the Secretary of State for the newly independent states in the mid-1990s and as deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Moscow from 1990 to 1993. In addition to three diplomatic postings in Moscow, he also held positions at the U.S. embassy in Amman, Jordan; the consulate general in Izmir, Turkey; and the Department of State and White House in Washington.
He is the recipient of the Secretary of State’s Award for Distinguished Service; the Department of State’s Distinguished Honor Award; the Secretary of State’s Award for Career Achievement; the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service; and the NASA Medal for Distinguished Service.
Amb. Collins has been active on the boards of nonprofit organizations concerned with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. He has served as a member of the board of the U.S.-Russia Foundation, the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the American Academy of Diplomacy, the Open World Leadership Center, and American Councils for International Education.
Before joining the State Department, Ambassador Collins taught Russian and European history, American government, and economics at the U.S. Naval Academy. Amb. Collins received an honorary Ph.D., M.A., and Area Studies Certificate from Indiana University.
Nathan Feltman is the co-owner of IBJ Corp., parent of Indianapolis Business Journal. Feltman was CEO and co-owner of Home Health Depot, Inc., a home medical equipment company, from 2010 until 2017, when the firm was sold to Florida-based Lincare.
Previously, Feltman served as a partner at the law firms Faegre Baker Daniels and Ice Miller in Indianapolis, Altheimer & Gray in Chicago, and as an associate at the Moscow, Russia office of Baker & McKenzie. Feltman’s legal practice focused on representing public and private companies with their merger and acquisition activities, as well as advising local governments on public-private partnerships and economic development strategies.
Appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels, Feltman served as Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana and CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) from 2006-2008. From 2005-2006, he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel to the IEDC.
Feltman has taught as an adjunct law professor at Indiana University McKinney School of Law and served as the National Chairman of the Board of the Indiana University Alumni Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Indianapolis, the Liberty Fund, Inc., the Indiana Chapter of the ALS Association, and the Board of Law Examiners’ Committee on Character and Fitness.
In the past, Feltman has served on a number of boards, including BioCrossroads, the Indiana Leadership Forum, the Indiana State Chamber, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee, and the International Center of Indianapolis. He served on the Indiana Business Law Survey Commission for five years.
Feltman earned a B.S. from IU’s Kelley School of Business and a B.A. in political science from IU’s College of Arts & Sciences. He earned law degrees from IU McKinney School of Law and the Institute of State & Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
James Fielding is President of Consumer Products and Innovation for Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. In this role, he oversees licensing, product development and new business opportunities in the consumer retail space across both businesses and FX Networks.
Previously, he served as Global Head of Consumer Products and Retail at DreamWorks Animation, and CEO of Claire's Stores Inc., overseeing strategic growth and international development for the retail chain’s 3,000+ stores worldwide. Before that, Fielding spent four years as President of Disney Stores Worldwide, where he oversaw a $1.2 billion global business operating 360 stores in 12 countries as well as the DisneyStore.com business in five countries. In this role, Fielding led a complete re-architecture of the company’s brand and merchandising strategy, including worldwide store expansion, the launch of a new concept in 2010, and the development of Disney’s e-commerce business. An 11-year veteran of Disney, Fielding also held the position of EVP, Global Retail Sales and Marketing for Disney Consumer Products, where he was responsible for account management, retail operations, franchise development, and brand imaging for all consumer products categories.
Over his career, Fielding has held key roles in the merchandising world at companies from Lands’ End, Inc. and The Gap to The J. Peterman Company and Dayton Hudson Department Store.
Fielding served on the Board of Directors for Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena, California until May 2007. He is involved with several charity organizations there, including Pasadena Playhouse, Showcase House for The Arts, and the AIDS Service Center. Fielding also served on the Make-A-Wish Foundation International Board from 2007-2012, including two years as Chairman.
Mr. Fielding earned a B.A. in Political Science and Management from Indiana University.
Bruce Hack is founder and CEO of BLH Venture, LLC, a provider of strategy and operating advice to media and entertainment companies. He is a Director on public and private boards including Technicolor (TCH), MiMedx Group (MDXG) and numerous early- to mid-stage online and mobile firms. Hack was a principal in the creation of Activision Blizzard, the largest video game company in the world, and served as its Vice Chairman in 2009. From 2004-2008, he was CEO of Vivendi Games, the developer and operator of numerous franchises including Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, the world’s largest subscription-based online game.
Previously, Hack was Vice Chairman of the Board, Universal Music Group—the world’s largest music company—from 1998 to 2001, and CFO, Universal Studios, from 1995 to 1998. He joined The Seagram Company Ltd. in 1982 after serving as an international trade negotiator at the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. Among his roles at Seagram were CFO of Tropicana Products, Inc. and Director, Strategic Planning, at The Seagram Company Ltd. Hack guest lectures on leadership and entrepreneurship at Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and Cornell Universities.
Mr. Hack earned a B.A. from Cornell and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago.
Lee Hamilton is one of the nation’s foremost experts on Congress and representative democracy. Rep. Hamilton founded the Center on Congress at Indiana University in 1999 and served as its Director until 2015; after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represented Indiana from 1965-1999. He also served as President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., from 1999-2010. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2015).
Rep. Hamilton currently serves as a Distinguished Scholar in the School of Global and International Studies and as a Professor of Practice in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.
A leading figure on foreign policy, intelligence, and national security, Hamilton served as Vice Chairman of the 9/11 Commission and Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group. Until recently, he served as Co-Chair of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future with General Brent Scowcroft and as a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.
Continuing to play a leading role in public affairs, the congressman has been at the center of efforts to address some of our nation’s highest profile homeland security and foreign policy challenges. He is currently a member of the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Among his published works are How Congress Works and Why You Should Care, Strengthening Congress, and Congress, Presidents, and American Politics. He writes twice-monthly commentaries about Congress and what individuals can do to make representative democracy work better. He is a frequent contributor to national press.
Rep. Hamilton graduated from DePauw University and IU School of Law. A former high school and college basketball star, he was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982. He was married to Nancy Ann Hamilton for 58 years until her death in 2012. They have three children and five grandchildren.
Marie Harf is a national security policy and communications strategist who has held a variety of senior roles in government and politics since arriving in Washington, DC, over a decade ago.
Marie currently serves as a Fellow in Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service in the McCourt School of Public Policy. She is also a Fox News contributor, providing on-air national security and political analysis across the network’s daytime and primetime programming.
From 2013 until 2017, Marie was a key member of Secretary John Kerry’s team at the State Department, serving as his Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications and as the Department’s Deputy Spokesperson. She led the Obama Administration’s communications and outreach strategy on the Iran nuclear negotiations and helped manage the successful effort to secure support for the deal from the United States Congress.
During the 2012 presidential election, she ran all national security and foreign policy issues for President Barack Obama on his re-election campaign.
Marie began her career at the Central Intelligence Agency, first as an analyst on Middle East leadership issues and later as its Media Spokesperson. She received a Master’s degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Political Science from Indiana University.
Adam Hitchcock is a managing director at Guggenheim Partners. He is also a lecturer at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.
Before joining Guggenheim, he served as the chief of staff of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. In this role, he managed the staff and operations of the Council and was the strategic adviser to the Council’s chairman on policy and politics. Prior to that, Hitchcock served as a special assistant in the White House Office of the Chief of Staff, where he provided counsel and support to President Obama’s senior advisers.
Before joining the Obama Administration, Hitchcock was on the Obama-Biden White House Transition Project and the Obama 2008 presidential campaign. Previously, he worked for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Hitchcock is a fellow and member of the Board of Advisors at the Truman National Security Project, serves on the Studies Committee at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and is a member of the Atlantic Council. He is on the board of Urban Initiatives, a nonprofit organization that runs health, education, and character development programming for kids in the Chicago Public Schools.
Mr. Hitchcock earned a B.A. in Telecommunications and Political Science from Indiana University.
Erin Huntington is Vice President of International Corporate Affairs and Global Pricing, Reimbursement and Access (GPRA) for Eli Lilly and Company. She is responsible for corporate affairs and product market access for all markets outside the U.S., and PRA standards and capability development worldwide.
Her role is to ensure that Lilly brings together government affairs, public policy, advocacy, and communications efforts to achieve appropriate patient access to Lilly products.
Huntington began her career at Lilly in 1997, and has worked in numerous corporate affairs, market access, and government affairs roles in the U.S. and Europe. Over the course of her Lilly career, she has managed colleagues in business units across the globe.
Before joining Lilly, Huntington served on the staff of Senator Richard G. Lugar as Legislative Assistant with a focus on foreign policy issues. She also served as Assistant Legislative Director and Staff Assistant on Lugar’s Washington team.
Ms. Huntington currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis and as a Board Member for Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Indiana University, and an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University.
Robert N. Johnson has coordinated a career in the corporate world with public service for over three decades.
Prior to graduating from Indiana University, Johnson accepted an offer from Procter & Gamble Co. where he worked for two years before being recruited to Kraft Foods. In 2015, Johnson finished his career at Kraft Foods as a Customer Vice President for Sales, National Accounts. His Kraft Foods journey encompassed 25 years, 14 positions, four headquarters assignments, and approximately 20 years in leadership and management roles. He gained experience in retail at the store level, general management, supply chain/logistics, strategic planning & client marketing, consumer insights, brand development, and client cultivation.
Currently, Johnson serves on the Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Center Advisory Board, the Smithsonian Institution Steering Committee, the IU Alumni Association Board of Managers, the Adelante Foundation, the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment Business Advisory Board, and the Sister City Committee San Francisco/Ho Chi Minh City Board of Directors.
His previous board service has included terms on the IU International Studies Program External Advisory Council and the IU College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Alumni Board. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the American Association of Geographers.
Johnson graduated from IU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics & Geography. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Former Senator Richard Lugar is the President of The Lugar Center, a non-profit organization focusing on global food security, WMD non-proliferation, aid effectiveness, and bipartisan governance. Sen. Lugar also serves as a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar at the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University.
Sen. Lugar graduated from Denison University and attended Pembroke College at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1957, ultimately serving as an intelligence briefer for Admiral Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval Operations.
A fifth-generation Hoosier, Sen. Lugar left the United States Senate as the longest serving member of Congress in Indiana history. Before his election to the Senate, Sen. Lugar helped manage the family’s food machinery manufacturing business in Indianapolis, served on the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners, and served two terms as mayor of Indianapolis. During his six terms in the Senate, he exercised leadership on critical issues such as food security, nuclear non-proliferation, energy independence, and free trade. In 1991, he forged a bipartisan partnership with then-Senate Armed Services Chairman Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) to destroy weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union. To date, the Nunn-Lugar program has deactivated more than 7,600 nuclear warheads that were once aimed at the United States.
Sen. Lugar and his wife, Charlene, were married Sept. 8, 1956, and have four sons and 13 grandchildren.
General Victor Eugene “Gene” Renuart, Jr.’s Air Force career culminated as Commander, NORAD and US Northern Command after nearly 39 years of distinguished service. In this last role, he was responsible for providing for the Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civilian Authorities for the United States, and for partnering with Canada and Mexico in broader security issues for North America. He was also responsible for building the interagency cooperation necessary for the Department of Defense to partner successfully in support of over 55 government partners and 53 States, Districts, and Territories. Gen. Renuart served as the Director of Strategy, Policy and Planning (J-5) for the Joint Staff and as Senior Military Assistant to both Secretaries of Defense Rumsfeld and Gates. He was the Director of Operations for General Tom Franks at US Central Command, planning and executing all combat and humanitarian operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The General has flown over 60 combat missions in four different US and Coalition operations.
Since retiring and making Colorado his home, Gen. Renuart has served as a senior consultant for a number of global, defense-related corporations. In 2012, he founded The Renuart Group (TRG), LLC, a defense, homeland security, energy, project management, and leadership consulting firm, based in Colorado Springs.
Gen. Renuart serves as the Director of the Griffon Corporation and Director of TIMCO Line Services, LLC. His service includes roles as Chairman of the Memorial Hospital Board, University of Colorado Health; as Regional Trustee of The El Pomar Foundation; and as Director of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Board. He is also an adviser to The Guardian Centers, a privately funded disaster response training facility in Perry, GA. Finally, the general serves on the Colorado Springs Mayor’s Air Service Task Force and serves the Governor of Indiana as a Director for the State’s Energy Systems Network.
Richard Woosnam is the President of Innovest Group, Inc. He is also the Chairman and President of New York Achievement, L.L.C., Innovest Talent Services, Inc., and Capital Management Corporation. Woosnam serves in leadership positions at Bridges Learning Systems, Inc. and Command Equity Group LLC, and also serves as a Managing Director at Plum Capital L.L.C.
He is a business leader and advocate for the Greater Philadelphia arts community, the Chairman of the Walnut Street Theatre, and a Vice chairman of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Woosnam is a Director at Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. He also serves as a Trustee of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and on the Board of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia Hospitality, Indiana University Foundation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and several other Philadelphia area cultural organizations. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Association, and the Union League of Philadelphia.
Woosnam holds a J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law, and an M.B.A. and a B.S. from IU’s Kelley School of Business. During his undergraduate years, Woosnam was a member of the IU Student Foundation Steering Committee and the Union Board.
SGIS Dean’s Office
Dean for the School of Global and International Studies
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Executive Associate Dean
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Assistant Dean for Global Education and Strategic Initiatives
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Assistant Dean for Planning and Growth
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Director of Stewardship and Events
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Executive Assistant to the Dean
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Associate Director of Development
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