Dag Ryen

…is a journalist, political scientist and teacher who has written and lectured extensively on international affairs, government/media relations and government accountability.  He has professional experience at all levels of government: local, state, national and international, and 25 years of editorial experience.  He has held senior management positions with responsibility for budgets of up to $2 million and a staff of up to 25.  He began his career as foreign correspondent for the Norwegian News Service (NTB), and spent more than a decade as executive editor for the Council of State Governments, where he oversaw the monthly magazine, State Government News, and numerous other publications.  Prior to his retirement in 2006, he was a senior director at the Kentucky League of Cities while also teaching international affairs at the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.  In retirement, he spends his time hiking, traveling and leading occasional seminars for Renesan in Santa Fe.

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"History is the preferred excuse of those who have neither the courage nor the foresight to change it."   -dr/

There is catharsis in simplicity; there is reward in complexity. But keeping these in balance remains one of life's most difficult challenges.    -dr/

© Dag Ryen 2016