Cablegate: Special Winter Fy'05 Eca/a/E/Uss Study of The

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E.O. 12958: N/A
SUBJECT: Special Winter FY'05 ECA/A/E/USS Study of the
U.S. Institute on U.S. National Security - American
Foreign Policy Formation in an Era of Globalization

REF: STATE 182817

Post would like to nominate Professor Germain Ngoie
Tshibambe, Head of the Department of International

Relations Studies at the University of Lubumbashi,
Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.


A. Nominee's full name: Germain Ngoie Tshibambe

B. Date of Birth: May 28, 1961

C. City of Birth: Tshikapa

D. Country of Birth: Democratic Republic of the Congo

E. Country of Residence: Democratic Republic of the

F. Country of Citizenship: Democratic Republic of the

G. Home Address: No. 2, Avenue Kaseba Makunko, Quartier
Camp Mutombo, Commune of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic
of the Congo. Tel: 00243-818153060. E-mail:


H. Gender: Male

I. Medical, Physical, Dietary or other Personal
Consideration: None

J. Present Position and Title: Head of Department,
International Relations Studies, University of

K. Current Institutional Affiliation and Complete
Address: Faculty of Social, Administrative and
Political Sciences, University of Lubumbashi, Ave. Route
Kassapa, P.O.Box 1825, Lubumbashi/Katanga

L. Work Experience, including previous positions and
titles: Junior Assistant and Graduate Assistant the same

M. Education, Academic and Professional training
including degrees earned and fields of specialization:

- 2003: Ph.D. in International Relations Studies at
the University of Lubumbashi

- 2002: Fellow of the Social Sciences Research in
the Program of African Youth in the Global Era.

- 2002: Master degree in International Relations
Studies at the University of Lubumbashi

- Specialization in Foreign Policy and Ethnic
Conflicts in Africa.

- 1984: Licence in International Relations Studies,
University of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of
the Congo.

- 1997: Licence in English Language and Linguistics,
University of Lubumbashi.

N. Active professional Membership:
- Member of the Council in charge of Development and
Social Research in Africa, Dakar-Senegal
- Member of the Africa Institute - Pretoria, South
Africa, (CODESRIA)

O. Short list of Publication:

- "La Modialization et l'Erosion de la Conscience
Citoyenne en RDC," article Published in Africa-American
Latina Cuadernos, Madrid, 2002

- "La Politique Etrangere du President Mzee Kabila.
Les Strategies d'une Autonomie Diplomatique Avortees,"
Lubumbashi, 2001

- I am writing a monthly chronicle on the political
situation in Katanga on behalf of the African Institute-
Museum of Tervuren and the Center of African Studies in
Brussels since 2000

- "Los Retos Del fin Siglo en Africa," (co-edited
book), published in Madrid, 1997

- "Democratisation et Ethnicite en Africa (Democracy
and Ethnicity in Africa)", book published in Lubumbashi,

- "Los Estados Africanos y la etnicidad," (co-edited
book)in printing, Madrid
P. Previous travel and study or experience in the United
States: None.

Q. Evidence of Fluency in Written and Oral English:
Personal Interview with Public Affairs Officer. I
interviewed Professor Tshibambe in depth. His spoken
English and comprehension are fine. His written
English reflects some minor errors that are almost
universal in the DRC, but it is more than adequate
for participation in this Institute.

R. Statement by commission/post justifying participation
of the candidate in the subject institute:

As Professor Tshibambe notes in his statement, he and
his department are teaching some of the basics of U.S.
foreign policy in some of the courses they offer.
Participation in this Institute will allow for an
expansion of what the Department can offer regarding
U.S. foreign policy, including I hope a basic course
devoted to U.S. foreign policy. As Chairman of the
International Relations Department, Professor Tshibambe
has a great deal of influence over the courses offered
by the Department. Accordingly, participation in this
Institute will be of great benefit both in terms of the
courses Professor Tshibambe teaches himself and in terms
of courses he can help his colleagues develop.

The University of Lubumbashi is second in size to the
University of Kinshasa, but in many ways the University
of Lubumbashi is the key institution of higher learning
in the DRC. The University of Lubumbashi was considered
the center of higher education in the Mobutu era. It
remains better organized than the University of Kinshasa
and the overall quality of the faculty is somewhat
better than that of the University of Kinshasa.

We have been working with the University of Lubumbashi
to expand the scope and quality of American Studies at
that institution. Other professors at the University of
Lubumbashi have benefited from participation in
Fulbright Institutes and in the American Studies seminar
held in Dakar. Participation by Professor Tshibambe in
this Institute will constitute a valuable contribution
to this ongoing process.

It goes without saying that the DRC plays a key role in
the stability of Central Africa and for that matter for
all of sub-Saharan Africa. Anything we can do to
improve the quality of teaching and research in U.S.
foreign policy will benefit our interests as well.

S. Relevance of the Program to the professional
duties of the candidate:

In my University, I am giving courses among which are
Theories of International Relations and Foreign
Policy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In
the first course, I am dealing with the End of the
Cold War and the New Threats to International
Security. I will up-date my courses with the
knowledge gained from participating in this program.
The impact of my participation is strong in so far as
I am guiding students (as Director for their research
work) who are dealing with the issues related of
United States's post Cold War foreign policy. In
order to avoid such considerations of US imperialism
since September 11, 2001, my participation in the
program will help me understand the fundamental
motivations of U.S. foreign policy in this turbulent

Nowadays, with the war waged in Iraq and the post-war
difficulties that United States of America are
facing, there is strong trend of anti-Americanism
throughout the world, and specifically in Third World
countries. This attitude is mainly nourished by the
fact that the United States is powerful and is like a
bird flying in the sky. To reappraise my view, this
trend should le met me know "at the grassroots" the
feeling and the aspirations of the American people
since the event of September 11. My sty in the US
and my participation in the program will provide me
with the opportunity to grasp the importance of the
struggle against terrorism. It will be an
opportunity to deepen my understanding of the US
foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. This
opportunity will broaden my way of teaching and
thinking on the global issues in the global era.

T. Phillip E Wright, Public Affairs Officer,
Telephone: 243 818805845; Fax: 243 813010563;
E-mail:; and DHL Mail Address:
American Embassy, Ave. des Aviateurs No. 310,
Kinshasa/Gombe, Democratic Republic of Kinshasa


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