Ben Barber, Academic Director
Ben Barber writes on foreign affairs for The Huffington Post, McClatchy Newspapers and American Legion Magazine.
His photojournalism book – GROUNDTRUTH: Work, Play and Conflict in the Third World – was published in September, 2014. Barber was State Department bureau chief for the Washington Times (1994-2003); and served as senior writer for the US Agency for International Development (2003-2010), reporting from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, etc.
He taught foreign policy at Georgetown University and George Mason University, and taught journalism in 10 African countries for the U.S. Information Agency. Barber was a foreign correspondent for the London Observer, USA TODAY, the Washington Times, the Christian Science Monitor and other publications. Barber has appeared on CNN, FOX, the BBC and many other news broadcasts.
David Jones, Capstone Director
During a 40-year journalism career, David Jones has been based on four continents and reported from more than 30 countries.
He began his career in Toronto, Canada, with United Press International, which subsequently posted him to Washington, Hong Kong, Manila, Nairobi and finally London, where he directed UPI’s coverage of the collapse of communism in Europe. Returning to Washington, he spent the better part of 20 years as foreign editor at The Washington Times, traveling widely to major world capitals and remote locations ranging from Tibet to Nicaragua. He is currently employed as deputy managing editor in the News Division at Voice of America. David is a graduate of Columbia University and lives with his wife in southern Maryland.