Dr. William Parker III is the Chief Operating Officer at the EastWest Institute, a global NGO focused on conflict prevention and resolution with offices in New York, Brussels, Moscow, Istanbul, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. During nearly three decades in uniform, he commanded three warships, and later, a squadron of warships. He was the 2009 recipient of the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership and was selected to serve as the U.S. Navy’s Military Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations where he is now a life member. He served as the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Navy’s Fleet and has numerous awards including the Bronze Star. 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 has published over twenty articles and authored two books: Jihadist Strategic Communication as Practiced by Usama Bin Laden (2008), and most recently Guaranteeing America’s Security in the Twenty-First Century (2016).
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