Dennis Jett


Professor of International Affairs


  • Politics & Policy

Focus Areas:

  • American Foreign Policy
  • Foreign Aid Administration
  • International Affairs

In The Media:


  • Former American ambassador to Mozambique
  • A career in the U.S. Foreign Service that spanned twenty-eight years and three continents
  • Former special assistant to the president and senior director for African Affairs at the National Security Council
  • Diplomat in Residence at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia from 1999-2000

Dennis Jett is a former American ambassador who joined the School of International Affairs after a career in the U.S. Foreign Service that spanned 28 years and three continents. His experience and expertise focus on international relations, foreign aid administration and American foreign policy. Immediately prior to joining Penn State, he was dean of the International Center at the University of Florida for eight years.

In The Media

When relations with a traditional U.S. ally hit a rough patch, it is always good to have a capable ambassador on the scene to attempt to smooth things over. One who has extensive experience in dealing with subluxation, for instance, can help get the bilateral relationship realigned in no time.

The Future of UN Peacekeepers in Lebanon

from Foreign Affairs September 26, 2017

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