David Hamilton Shinn

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David Hamilton Shinn

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


Foreign Service Officer with US Department of State for 37 years, including assignments as ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. Teaching since 2001 in Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.


Africa, China-Africa, Turkey-Africa, Gulf States-Africa, US Africa policy

China-Africa Relations

US Policy in Africa (undergraduate)

China and Africa: A Century of Engagement (2012 University of Pennsylvania Press); Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia (2013 Scarecrow Press); Hizmet in Africa: The Activities and Significance of the Gulen Movement (2015 Tsehai Publishers)

Ph.D, George Washington University