- Friday, April 1, 2022
- 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
- Meeter Center Lecture Hall
A first-hand perspective on the current Russia/Ukraine crisis from a NATO foreign service officer.
David Fabrycky is a career foreign service officer who has been posted to Baghdad, Berlin, and NATO in Brussels. He is currently on-loan to the National Security Council and has been in the thick of the Russia/Ukraine crisis since this fall; after accompanying President Biden at the recent NATO meetings, he will be at Calvin to meet with students to share information about the conflict and his perspective on the current situation. Since February 2021, Fabrycky has been serving as the National Security Council Director responsible for NATO, OSCE, and Nordic/Baltic relations. A career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, his previous assignments included tours as the Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Mission to NATO, as Political-Military Chief in Berlin, in the Turkey policy office in Washington, and postings to Baghdad, Amman, and Doha. Before joining the State Department, David worked as a civilian analyst on Middle East political-military issues for the Department of Defense. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wheaton College in Illinois, and an M.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University.