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Political scientist , foreign policy writer

I. Mac Destler, American political scientist, foreign policy writer. Member Council Foreign Relations, American Political Science Association, National Academy Public Adminstrn, Association Public Policy Analysis and Management, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Destler, I. Mac was born on August 21, 1939 in Statesboro, Georgia, United States. Son of Chester McArthur and Katharine (Hardesty) Destler.

Education

Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1961;Master of Public Administration, Princeton University, 1965;Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1971.

Career

Peace Corps volunteer University Nigeria, Nsukka, 1961-1963. Assistant Senator Walter Mondale Washington, 1965-1967. Staff associate President's Task Force on Government Organization, 1967.

Analyst, acting coordinator for Asia International Agricultural Development Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 1967-1969. International Affairs fellow Council Foreign Relations, 1969-1970. Visiting lecturer Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 1971-1972.

Research associate Brookings Institute, Washington, 1972-1976, senior fellow, 1976-1977. Senior associate Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1977-1983. Senior fellow Institute International Economics, 1983-1987.

Professor School Public Policy University Maryland, College Park, since 1987, acting dean, 1994-1995, 2009, director Center International and Security Studies, 1991-1999, director Doctor of Philosophy program, 2000—2007, Saul I. Stern professor, since 2006. Director Maryland seminar in the United States foreign policymaking, 1987-1995. Consultant United States Office Management and Budget, 1977, 79, United States Department State, 1976, 93, United States Agency for International Development, Central Asia, 1999-2000.

Visiting professor International University Japan (Urasa), 1986. Fellow Peterson Institute International Economics, since 1987.

Membership

Member Council Foreign Relations, American Political Science Association, National Academy Public Adminstrn, Association Public Policy Analysis and Management, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Harriett Kirkham Parsons, July 27, 1968. Children: Mark Dodson, Katharine Elizabeth.

father:
Chester McArthur Destler

mother:
Katharine (Hardesty) Destler

spouse:
Harriett Kirkham Parsons

children:
Mark Dodson Destler

Katharine Elizabeth Destler