Type: Seminar

Career Conversation with Eric Beinhart & Gregory Ducot, U.S. Department of Justice

Date & time

Jan 29, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EST


This is not a public event. Seminar is open to Ford School students only. 

Please join us for a Career Talk & Seminar with Eric Beinhart and Gregory Ducot from U.S. Department of Justice in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari, director of Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center about the Practice of International Development.

Lunch will be served. 

Please sign up via this link in Ford Careers

Eric Beinhart - Senior Training Advisor, Curriculum Development & Training Unit

Eric Beinhart began his federal employment with ICITAP in 1997 and currently serves as the senior training advisor in the Curriculum Development and Training Unit (CDTU). In this role he works on curriculum development, interagency outreach and liaison development, and strategic planning. Mr. Beinhart served as the architect and driving force behind an extensive report, entitled, “ICITAP’s Approach to Promoting Sustainable Institutional Law Enforcement Development (SILED),” which was published by DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) in February 2018.

In his capacity as ICITAP’s coordinator of university partnership projects, Mr. Beinhart has coordinated 20+ projects with undergraduate and graduate professors at Yale, Georgetown, American, Syracuse, and George Mason Universities, and the University of Michigan. These projects have included students: doing extensive research to support ICITAP-developed curricula; developing complete curricula for ICITAP; and preparing concept papers and strategic documents to support ICITAP’s organizational development.

Mr. Beinhart served as the assistant director for the Africa, Middle East, Latin America, and Caribbean regions from 2005–08. He went on to become an associate director, and in 2009 began serving as ICITAP’s liaison at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In this capacity, he worked on law enforcement development strategies mutually beneficial to USAID and the U.S. Department of Justice. He conceived, assessed, designed, managed, and helped implement and evaluate a successful USAID-funded ICITAP election security program in Sierra Leone from 2011–12.

Prior to working at ICITAP, Mr. Beinhart served in the Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs, assisting federal, state, and local prosecutors, and DOJ law enforcement personnel, in drafting and coordinating extradition and mutual legal assistance requests with the United Kingdom, Ireland, Africa, and the English-speaking Caribbean countries and dependent territories.

In 1988, Mr. Beinhart was part of the first Peace Corps mission in Guinea Bissau, West Africa, where he worked as a community development volunteer. He has also lived in Colombia, El Salvador, and Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Beinhart has a Bachelor of Arts in international studies and a Master of Science in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University.

Gregory Ducot - Acting Director

In January 2019, Gregory Ducot was selected by the Assistant Attorney General to serve as acting director. In this capacity, he provides the strategic vision and leadership for the agency. Greg leverages 29 years of international experience in overseeing the design, coordination, and implementation of community and law enforcement development programs in emerging democracies and post-conflict nations around the world.

Greg began his federal career with ICITAP in 2003. Prior to becoming acting director, he served as ICITAP’s principal deputy director for operations. Greg also served as ICITAP’s deputy director for Management and Administrative Services, overseeing ICITAP’s management, administrative, and strategic planning needs. Previously, Greg served as deputy assistant director for regional operations for nearly 12 years, providing management support and administrative coordination for ICITAP’s missions in Europe, Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere.

Before joining ICITAP, Greg worked as an associate director of development for PH International—an organization funded by the Department of State and engaged in law enforcement development programs throughout the Former Soviet Union. While at PH, he served as the program director for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs-funded Community Policing Training Initiative, which facilitated training and partnerships between U.S. police departments and law enforcement agencies from Ukraine and Russia. Prior to 2000, he was country director for PH International’s four offices in Ukraine.

Greg also served for three years with the United States Peace Corps as a business development volunteer in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Berdyansk. Before going to Ukraine, he worked in Latin America for five years, serving as an advisor at the Fundación Arias para la Paz y el Progreso Humano and as director of the University of Costa Rica’s English for Business Professionals program. He has worked and traveled extensively throughout Central and Eastern Europe and in Latin America.

Greg has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s in business administration, focusing on international business from National University’s overseas campus in San José, Costa Rica. Greg speaks Ukrainian, Russian, French, and Spanish.