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Newsmaker: Lewis Irwin

Lew Irwin, Duquesne prof who penned book on rebuilding Afghanistan
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Lewis Irwin

Newsworthy: His newest book, “Disjointed Ways, Disunified Means: Learning from America's Struggle to Build an Afghan Nation,” outlines reforms that would enable the country to achieve strategic goals in spite of constrained resources and emerging threats.

Residence: Peters

Age: 48

Family: Wife, Marcia; daughter Mary, a West Point alumna and second lieutenant; daughter Eva, who is studying to be a teacher; and son Andrew, a freshman at West Point.

Occupation: Associate professor of political science at Duquesne University and brigadier general in the Army Reserves.

Education: Bachelor of Science, West Point; Masters and Doctorate in Political Science, Yale.

Background: Served in the first Gulf War and did a brief mission in Iraq in 2005, gathering information on lessons learned for the Army. His book is based on his experience in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2008 when he led a task force to design and implement a reform of the Afghan police.

Quote: “I have the best of all worlds. I am a practitioner in American government in the executive establishment and I get a chance to bring my experience and observations to the classroom at Duquesne. It's been a very good fit.”

— Debra Erdley

 

 
 


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