Dr. Wesley Reisser

Senior Foreign Affairs Officer

US Department of State

Wesley Reisser Symposium

Dr. Wesley Reisser is a member of the State Department’s civil service.
Dr. Reisser holds a bachelors degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in international affairs and history from The George Washington University, and a master’s degree in geography from the same institution that focuses on borders and peace settlements. In 2010, he completed a Ph.D. in geography from UCLA with a dissertation on American border proposals and peacemaking efforts following World War I. Dr. Reisser is a professor of geography at the George Washington University where he teaches courses on political geography and energy resources. He is a regular lecturer on Middle East geography, multilateral diplomacy, and Middle East peace at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. His first book, “The Black Book: Woodrow Wilson’s Secret Plan for Peace” was published in April, 2012. Besides his professional work, in 2011 Dr. Reisser founded an Eastern European dance group in DC called Carpathia, and is the 2007 National Geography Bowl Champion.