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EXPERTISE
History - Military
Politics & Current Affairs
World Affairs
BIOGRAPHY
After 25 years with the US Army (strategic intelligence & political-military affairs Europe), and another 25 years at the university teaching History and Political Science (Government & International Relations), Dr. Dennis Driggers retired to do what he likes best - making new friends.

Dr. Driggers earned his M.A. (International Relations) from the USC's German Graduate Program, and his M.S.Sc./Ph.D. (History & Political Science) from Syracuse University of New York. He also benefitted from an extensive military education in the United States/Europe (NATO).

Through his professional careers, he has used three guiding principles: teaching with historic places; the search for continuity & change; and, looking for "lessons learned." His background allows him to deliver high-level historic talks to any journey. For example, he provides guests with informative presentations and roundtable discussions in political-military history (US & European), the history of regions visited, and commentary on current world affairs; and done with cultural insight and humor.
PRESENTATIONS
Full Presentations (45 minutes with PowerPoint)

1. Alaska: History of a Difficult Border examines the long history of the US-Canada border in the Northwest.

2. Alaskan Timeline is an overview of Alaska from the first people to today.

3. Alaska: A Strategic Place discusses why the "Last Frontier" is so important to the United States.

4. History of Alaskan Transportation covers air, land, and sea mega-projects.

5. Discovering the Great Land looks at all the natural wonders of Alaska.

6. The Harriman Expedition revisits the 1899 survey of Alaska's coastline.

7. Alaska & World War II presents the northern Pacific campaign between the US and Japan.

8. Alaska's Geostrategic Importance looks at Alaska from the Cold War to today.
ADDITIONAL RELEVANT INFORMATION
Fully vaccinated (including COVID booster)
German Linguist (Goethe Institute)
No mobility issues (air, land, or sea)
Overseas Residence (16 years in Europe & 4 years in Middle East)
Overseas Travel (44 trips to Europe)
US Global Entry (Homeland Security)
US Passport
US Passport Card
US Travel (46 states)