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Wilfred 'Skip' K.


Washington, DC

Member since:

January 9, 2012


What is your international affairs background?

Graduate studies at George Washington University in European affairs. I am lived in Europe (England, France and Belgium) and traveled extensively through-out Europe, parts of Africa, and elsewhere. I read Financial Times religiously and read extensively on a number of subject matters, particularly history, foreign policy/affairs, art, and science.

What books are you interested in reading?

I tend to read anything and everything that strikes my fancy, and I tend to read a number of books at the same time. While I do not have a ready list of books I want to read, per se, I can say what I have recently read and am reading now. I have a stack of books yet to be read. Recently read: The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris; Triumvirate: McKim, Mead, & White; The Flatiron: The New York Landmark ...; The Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris; Steve Jobs; Empires of the Silk Road; Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA; Dark Water: Flood and Redemption of the City of Masterpieces; and The Billionaire's Vinegar. Currently reading: 1812: The War that Forged a Nation; The Invention of Air: A story of science, faith, revolution, and the birth of America; Hot Flat, and Crowded; The Future of Power; and The Black Swan. Currently in queue to be read: Nepture's Inferno: The US Navy at Guadalcanal and The Churchills: In Love and War.


Professionally, I am a web developer now. However educationally my background is in foreign affairs. I worked for the US Information Agency, which conducted public diplomacy for the USG, for almost a decade when it was abolished in 1999.

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