Dr. Breck Walker sailed on the Spring 2013 voyage and is very excited to be returning to Semester at Sea. He is currently working for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Historical Office writing a book on the evolution of cyber policy. Breck returned to academia in 2002 after a twenty year career in international business, law and investment banking. He has a B.B.A. with Highest Honors from the University of Texas (1975), J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University (1979), and a M. A. and Ph.D. in History from Vanderbilt University (2007). His area of specialization is diplomatic history, with an emphasis on the Cold War. From 2007-2012, Breck was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Sewanee – The University of the South, teaching courses on American foreign policy, revolutionary movements in the modern era, global diplomacy, and World War II. He was also a Fellow at the David Bruce Centre for American Studies at Keele University in England for the Fall 2012 semester. He has published numerous book reviews, two entries on Cyrus Vance and the Committee on the Present Danger in the Routledge Encyclopedia of the Cold War, and articles entitled “Cyrus Vance and the Normalization of Relations with China” (Diplomatic History September 2009) and “The Carter Administration Goes to Belgrade” (in From Helsinki to Belgrade, eds. Vladimir and Milan Kosanovic, Fond Mihaila Zikica, 2008). Breck is in the process of completing his first book project, “The Last Wise Man – Cyrus Vance and the Cold War Policies of the Carter Administration.” Breck and his wife Julie reside in Nashville, Tennessee.