Dr. William Parker

Chief Operating Officer

EastWest Institute

An award-winning author, Dr. Parker has published over thirty academic articles and co-authored the book Jihadist Strategic Communication. His 2016 book, Guaranteeing America’s Security in the Twenty-First Century, is considered a practitioner’s’ guide to national security.

Dr. Parker is an accomplished speaker and frequent guest commentator in global media on issues of national security and the global economy. Known for his ability to explain complicated international issues clearly and to provide coherent solutions, Dr. Parker has lectured at renowned international venues and institutions worldwide.

Dr. Parker is a retired senior U.S. naval officer with a long list of awards, including the Bronze Star, three Legions of Merit and the Department of State Meritorious Honor award. He served as the Chief of Staff for U.S. Naval Forces and as the U.S. Navy’s Military Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations. In addition to multiple combat tours, he held the post of senior advisor and strategist with U.S. Embassies in Iraq and Pakistan.

Dr. Parker holds a Ph.D. from George Mason University’s Department of Molecular and Microbiology, an MPA from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy, where he was a distinguished military graduate and class president.

International Forum on One Korea 2017:

Solutions to the Korean Peninsula Crisis

November 14-15 • Washington, D.C.

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