ABOUT JEFFREY A. SHEEHAN
Jeffrey A. Sheehan is a dedicated and accomplished globalist who believes that effective international synchronization, communication, collaboration, and human relationships developed over time are critical to the world’s future peace and prosperity.
Sheehan was educated in the public schools of a small town in Western Massachusetts, followed by the Manchester Grammar School, Phillips Exeter Academy, the American University of Beirut, Columbia University, and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He has lived, studied, worked, and volunteered in 85 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. His working career was a journey from Dublin School in New Hampshire to The Fletcher School in Massachusetts, to the University of Pennsylvania, where he served the Wharton School for 30 years as Associate Dean for International Relations. He has also mentored and advised hundreds of young people and their parents from all over the world in the pursuit of their educational goals. In September 2003, he received the Silver Magnolia Award from the Shanghai Municipal Government.
His first book, There Are No Foreign Lands, is an inquiry concerning intercultural communication, and draws on both extensive research and the 13,464 business cards he received in his hundreds of international trips.
Jeffrey A. Sheehan is a Citizen of the World who is an idealist, a globalist, and a lifelong believer in the personal obligation to strive for social justice and reconciliation both within the United States and around the world. He has spent his life in a variety of pursuits to encourage the widespread adoption of these concepts. After a long career as a teacher, dean, author, and educational adviser, he has accumulated an unrivalled network of contacts in 85 countries across every inhabited continent. He is the author of There Are No Foreign Lands, an inquiry concerning intercultural communication, and My Year of Living Adventurously, an autobiographical account of the years 1966-1967. His current work-in-progress is an historical fiction novel, Flash the Lightnings, Weigh the Sun, which imaginatively solves three of the most egregious global problems caused by the failures of imperialism and colonialism..