2012 Global Challenges Institute: Educating Globally Competent Citizens: Speakers

Scott Aughenbaugh

AughenbaughScott Aughenbaugh is a fellow and multimedia manager with the Seven Revolutions Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He specializes in global trends analysis and forecasting, which is used in CSIS’s flagship presentation, “Seven Revolutions: Scanning the Horizon Out to the Year 2030 and Beyond.” In doing so, he carries out research on demographics, resource management, computing, data/information growth, social media, the effects of economic integration, and emerging security challenges. He has briefed the findings of this research to, and led discussions with, numerous colleges and universities, corporations, and government agencies.

Mr. Aughenbaugh previously led the CSIS Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy's Higher Education Initiative in conjunction with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and worked for the Center's Office of External Relations. He holds a B.A. in history and politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University and an M.A. in history, with a focus on the Cold War, Europe, and China, from Kent State University. He has also worked at the Lyman L. Lemnitzer Center for NATO and EU Studies at Kent State University and studied at Beijing University.

Jennifer Clinton

Jennifer ClintonJennifer Clinton joined the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) as president in March 2012. As a leadership network of 94 community-based non-profit organizations across the United States, NCIV works to develop a more globally competent and engaged citizenry. NCIV members collectively mobilize over 40,000 volunteers who work at the local level to improve U.S. relations with other countries by building linkages between Americans and their counterparts around the world.

Jennifer has spent her career in the fields of international education and business because of a deep passion for bridging cultures, people and ideas. Jennifer is most known for developing and implementing strategic direction for organizations and loves helping individuals and non-profits realize their full potential.

Most recently Jennifer served as executive vice president of The Washington Center, a leader in the field of experiential education that provides academic internship opportunities in Washington, D.C. for college and university students from across the country and around the world.

She previously served as special assistant to the president of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and as manager of international marketing for the Telecommunications Industry Association. Prior to that Jennifer worked in the international academic high school exchange field as program manager with STS Foundation. A life-long learner, Jennifer earned her executive M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, a Ph.D. in French Literature from the University of California, Davis and her bachelor’s degree in political science and French from Marquette University. Jennifer grew up outside of Detroit MI and lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and son.