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Bonicelli Joins Foreign Policy Institution

| May 1, 2014

Dr. Paul Bonicelli.

Dr. Paul J. Bonicelli, executive vice president of Regent University, has accepted an appointment as a senior adviser with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), one of the world's preeminent bipartisan international policy institutions.

"CSIS's innumerable contributions to policymakers have made it a most prestigious organization. Over the years as a graduate student, a staffer on Capitol Hill and a senior executive in President George W. Bush's administration I have made much use of the knowledge and insights that CSIS offers. Many of our Regent students and faculty are familiar with CSIS, and I am very glad for this opportunity to more fully acquaint them with the organization," Bonicelli said. "I look forward to working alongside these scholars and providing research and analysis in my areas of expertise, including foreign policy and international relations."

CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center's 220 full-time staff and large network of affiliated scholars conduct research and analysis and develop policy initiatives that focus on defense and security; regional stability; and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration. It is ranked as the world's top security and international affairs think tank by the University of Pennsylvania's Global Think Tank Report. Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) has chaired the CSIS Board of Trustees since 1999. CSIS was founded by David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh Burke in 1962.

Bonicelli, a 1987 graduate of Regent, has an extensive career in higher education administration and government service that includes a presidential appointment (with Senate confirmation) as assistant administrator for the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean and an appointment as deputy assistant administrator of USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. He has also served as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly. He writes regularly for and, and gives radio and television interviews on foreign policy and politics.

Prior to joining Regent in 2011, Bonicelli served as provost and professor of government at Houston Baptist University. He joined Patrick Henry College at its inception and served several years as dean of academic affairs and chairman of the Department of Government. He also served as a professional staff member on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs and began his academic career at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. from the University of Memphis, an M.A. from Regent and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee.

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