Prof. Mieczyslaw Boduszynski's opinion piece "The Benghazi syndrome" was published in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times. A member of the Foreign Service from 2004 to 2013 and stationed in Libya before and after the attack on Benghazi, Boduszynski discusses how politics and extreme security measures are hurting U.S. diplomatic interests in Libya and beyond.
Prior to his posting in Libya, Boduszynski worked as a cultural attaché at the U.S. Embassies in Albania and Kosovo, and as a science and technology officer at the U.S. Embassy in Japan. In Tripoli, his responsibilities included coordinating the U.S. Embassy's cultural and educational outreach programs. During his tenure with the Foreign Service, he received three U.S. State Department Meritorious Honor Awards.
Boduszynski joined the Pomona faculty as an assistant professor of politics and international relations in 2013.
- Opinion Piece: "The Benghazi Syndrome," Los Angeles Times, Dec. 1, 2013
- Expert Advisory: "One Year After Benghazi, Former Diplomat Argues for Stronger Ties with Libya," Sept. 9, 2013