International Affairs

Program Overview


Workshop Leader

Claire Campbell has over twenty years of experience in security issues in the Western Hemisphere. Prior to her position as the Senior Security Intelligence Analyst for the Americas at Cargill, Claire worked as a civilian intelligence officer for ten years with the United States federal government, specializing in terrorist, drug trafficking and criminal threats in the Western Hemisphere.
Claire served for three years with the Joint IED Defeat Organization as the U.S. military’s strategic analyst on homemade explosives and improvised explosive devices in the Western Hemisphere. She also served as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s lead analyst on heroin trafficking and production in Latin America, and later led the Immigration Security and Transnational Threats Team in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security.
Prior to her work as an intelligence officer, Claire was a news researcher and unit coordinator at NBC News in New York. Claire graduated from of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and has a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Latin American Studies from the University of Texas. She also has a Certificate in International Migration Studies from Georgetown University. Claire has lived and worked throughout the Western Hemisphere and is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.
Michael Cassidy

Workshop Leader

Michael is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) who enjoys nearly two-decades of experience working across the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community in various analytical, operational support and program management roles for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence missions. He holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a M.A. in International Affairs from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. He was commissioned as an infantry officer for the U.S. Army in 1998 and served in Afghanistan as part of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM in 2003.