Dr. Daniel S. Papp, the former president of Kennesaw State University (KSU) has been chosen by the Atlanta Council on International Relations (ACIR) to assume the post of chairman of its board of advisors.
The ACIR is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing its members and metro Atlanta with a better understanding of the issues confronting the United States and the global community in the fields of international and security affairs, global economics and policy and relations between and among nations and non-state actors.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Papp join the ACIR Board of Advisors,” said Robert Kennedy, ACIR president and CEO. “His caliber of professional experience is rare and coveted among contemporary international policy professionals. Dr. Papp’s leadership and influence will help optimize ACIR program alignment with the Atlanta international community.”
According to an ACIR news release, during Dr. Papp’s 10 years as KSU president, 2006-16, he was responsible for growing the university to include more than 35,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff, as well as leading a $75 million capital campaign and doubling the size of KSU’s study abroad program including opening KSU’s first international campus in Tuscany, Italy.
Prior to becoming KSU president, he served as founding director of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. He also led its study abroad programs to the Soviet Union, France, Germany and Italy.
Dr. Papp earned his doctorate in international affairs from the University of Miami and is the author or co-author of seven books on U.S. and Soviet/Russian foreign policy and international relations. He also edited seven other books including former Secretary of State Dean Rusk’s autobiography, “As I Saw It.”
Upcoming ACIR luncheon events include “Contemporary Issues in Kenya and the African Union,” with Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae of Kenya on April 4; “Fake News in the World Today,” with Joe Bankoff, chairman of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, May 9, and “A New Age in U.S.-Vietnamese Relations” with Dr. Larry Berman, founding dean of the Honors College at Georgia State University, June 16. All of the luncheon events are to be held at the Capital City Club downtown.
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