William C. Vocke, Jr.
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Job Title
Excecutive Director
Fulbright Taiwan
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Democracy, Diplomacy, Education, Ethics, Peace, Trade, War
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Dr. William Vocke became Executive Director of the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange, Fulbright Taiwan, in March 2011. The vision of Fulbright Taiwan is “a world with a little more knowledge and a little less conflict.” In 2013-14 there will be over 130 scholars, students, and teachers on fellowships.

Dr. Vocke’s career has three related phases. He spent about 20 years as a college professor and administrator. The next approximately 15 years were spent directing World Affairs Councils. The current phase focuses on public diplomacy, ethics, international exchange, and Taiwan.

From 2008-2011, he was a Senior Fellow and Program Director at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York, where he developed new partnerships and new educational materials for the Carnegie Ethics Studio, a broadcast platform for ideas on ethics, foreign policy, and international relations. From 2004-2008, Dr. Vocke was a full-time Professor in the Department of Diplomacy at National Chengchi University, taught at Taiwan's Foreign Service Institute, and consulted at National Taiwan University. During this period, he was also a Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei and of the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange.

When the Cold War ended, Dr. Vocke became active in public education to try to have a small impact on the rapidly changing world. He subsequently became President of the World Affairs Council of Greater Cincinnati, then National President of the World Affairs Councils of America, and Executive Director of the Worlds Affairs Council in Milwaukee. There he was also a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During this extensive non-profit service he has also produced and hosted over 600 television and radio programs on public channels in Wisconsin and Cincinnati. He was also a successful local and national fund raiser for these organizations.

Earlier, he taught at SUNY Geneseo, was a professor and administrator at Juniata College, and taught on sabbatical in Germany, France, and South Carolina. Dr. Vocke's Ph.D. is from the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of South Carolina under Charles Kegley, and emphasizes public diplomacy and domestic sources of U.S. foreign policy.

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At 11:07am on May 8, 2013, Carnegie Council said…

Will, there is a button to join the group on this page. Please click it and I will approve you right away: http://www.globalethicsnetwork.org/group/global-ethics-fellows


At 8:32am on May 8, 2013, Devin Stewart said…

Will, due to an idiosyncrasy of this platform, you have to become "friends" of one of the group administrators before we can invite you. I sent you a friend request; or Evan can invite you to the group.


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