Dr. John Goodman named Center Director of Syracuse University Strasbourg

The retirement of Dr. Raymond Bach, Center Director of Syracuse University Strasbourg, has paved the way for new leadership in France beginning this fall semester. As this new chapter unfolds, Syracuse Abroad is excited to announce the new director for the Strasbourg Center, Dr. John J. Goodman.

Goodman joins Syracuse University Strasbourg with an extensive background in law, diplomacy and conflict resolution, education, and leading international organizations, having served as a lawyer, an international relations scholar, a delegate in South Sudan for the Red Cross, and an advisor to former United States President and Nobel Laureate, Jimmy Carter.

Bach will be retiring after leading the Strasbourg Center for 22 years. During his tenure, he has been a pillar of Syracuse Abroad and integral in the development of the Strasbourg Center programs and curriculum. Bach is a leader of great intellectual force and a respected mentor and guide to students and colleagues alike. 

Syracuse Abroad is grateful for the dedication and innovative spirit that Bach has provided for the past 22 years, and is excited for this new chapter of leadership Dr. Goodman will deliver.

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