Ambassador Derek Shearer

Dean's Open Forum

Dean Geoffrey Cowan, faculty, students and staff, discussed "Politics, the War... and More" with Amabassor Derek N. Shearer.

A member of the Occidental College faculty since 1981, Ambassador Derek Shearer is the Stuart Chevalier Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs. His distinguished career includes service as U.S. ambassador to Finland; deputy undersecretary of commerce for economic affairs in the Clinton administration; senior policy advisor to then-Gov. Bill Clinton; and economic advisor to California Gov. Jerry Brown. He received his B.A. in economics and history from Yale, and a Ph.D. in public policy from Union Graduate School.


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