H. Richard Sindelar, III is Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of St. Thomas, with a focus on American Foreign Policy, International Security, International Law and Global Trade. Prof. Sindelar received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, and served over 22 years as a diplomatic officer with the U.S. State Department Foreign Service; his overseas posts included Tel Aviv (1974), Jerusalem as Vice Consul and Economic/Commercial officer (1974-76), Montreal (1988-91) where he was responsible for promoting investment in the U.S under the then-FTA, and Monterrey, Mexico (1994-1995) where he served as Deputy U.S. Consul General and Chief of Consular Operations for a five state region of north-central Mexico. He also served as liaison officer at the U.S. Sinai Field Mission (1978-1979), which included peacekeeping duties both in Cairo and Tel Aviv, and served a temporary duty tour in Havana, Cuba (1995). In Washington, he served three tours analyzing Middle East political/economic events in the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the last tour (1991-1994) as Deputy Director of Middle East/South Asia Analysis. He also served two Washington tours in the Consular Affairs Bureau's Office for Legislation, Regulations, and Advisory Assistance related to visa matters, the latter tour as Division Chief for the Coordination Division responsible for the national visa security check system. He co-edited the book Crosscurrents in the Gulf (Sindelar & Peterson, eds., London: Croom-Helm, 1988) during a sabbatical year at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC, of which he remains a member. As an editor on the staff of the Georgetown Law Journal he wrote the Right to Counsel segment of the Journal's 1983 Criminal Procedure Project. Mr. Sindelar is admitted to the Bars in the District of Columbia and Texas. Prior to joining the University of St. Thomas, Prof. Sindelar was a Partner at Jackson Walker LLP, representing and advising a wide variety of multinational corporate clients, including energy & oil industry companies, information technology companies, investment enterprises, the shipping industry and sports clients regarding employer compliance, export compliance, and global mobility immigration. Expertise includes Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) exemptions from the U.S Coast Guard, a wide variety of investment visa matters under bilateral treaties, U.S. export compliance, employer compliance programs, as well as representation of individuals and companies seeking EB-5 immigrant investor status or designation under USCIS's "Regional Center" investor pilot program. He is a member of the AILA-USCBP Houston Liaison Committee, from 2007 to the present.