Philip J. (P.J.) Crowley is a Professor of Practice at The George Washington University and author of Red Line: American Foreign Policy in a Time of Fractured Politics and Failing States. He appears frequently as a national security commentator on national and global television networks and writes regular opinion pieces for the BBC.
P.J. is a retired Air Force colonel and served as a spokesperson for the U.S. govern-ment for 30 years. He was the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Spokesman for the U.S. Department of State between 2009 and 2011 under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He served on the National Security Council staff at the White House as a special assistant to President Clinton and deputy press secretary between 1997 and 2001.
P.J. is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross. In recognition of his career in public affairs, strategic communication and public diplomacy, Andrei Saguna University of Constanta in Romania awarded him an honorary doctorate in October 2016. Atlantic Magazine named him as one of 21 Brave Thinkers in 2011. He and his spouse, Paula Kougeas, also a retired Air Force colonel, have two children and live in Alexandria, Virginia.