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international relations educator

Lawrence L. Whetten, American, German international relations educator. Penfield fellow New York University, 1957-1959; grantee Ford Foundation, 1970, Royal Institute International Affairs, London, 1970, Thyssen Foundation, Cologne, Germany, 1974-1982, 89, Volkswagen Foundation, 1982-1985.


Whetten, Lawrence L. was born on June 12, 1932 in Provo, Utah, United States. Son of Lester B. and Kate (Allred) Whetten.


Bachelor, Brigham University, 1954. Master of Arts, Brigham University, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy with honors, New York University, 1963.


Senior political analyst Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe, Wiesbaden, Federal Republic Germany, 1963-1970. Resident director graduate program in international relations University Southern California, Munich, Federal Republic Germany, 1971-1978, director studies University of Southern California/SIR graduate program in Germany Federal Republic Germany, 1978-1986. Erich Voegelin Gast professor Munich University, 1987-1988.

Lecturer Boston University, from 1988. Lecturer Professional Associate Center Defense and Strategic Studies Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, from 1991. Consultant Foreign Policy Institute, Philadelphia, 1969-1971, 76-79, Research and Development Associates, Munich, 1977.

Professor Hochschule für Politik, Munich University. Adjunct professor, professional associate Center for Defense and Strategic Studies, Southwest Missouri State University, since 1991.



Served to captain United States Air Force, 1960-1963. Member American Academy Political and Social Sciences, International Institute Strategic Studies, American Association Advancement of Soviet Studies, Gesellschaft für Auslandskunde, German American Association.


Married Gabriele Indra, October 28, 1974 (deceased May 1985).

Lester B. Whetten

Kate (Allred) Whetten

Gabriele Indra