Donald A. Hempson, III runs the Global Studies program for the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. An experienced engineer and international affairs specialist, he also teaches courses on diplomacy, international security and peacekeeping initiatives, and East European history for the International Studies Program. He has published research-driven studies on such topics as the influence of business-state relations on foreign investment in critical East European industries, identity politics, and the political ramifications U.S. foreign policy on business strategies in transitioning European markets. He has been invited to speak to audiences about trans-Atlantic diplomatic and security initiatives, East European political developments, and the foreign direct investment of U.S. businesses in Central and Eastern Europe. Donald holds degrees from Georgia Tech, DePaul University, and The Ohio State University.