Now that he has retired, John Woodward can say it: he spent most of the preceding four decades as an intelligence professional with the Central Intelligence Agency, working in the U.S., East Asia, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. He also served as a senior analyst with the Rand Corporation and in the Department of Defense, where he received the Army’s third highest civilian award for his counterterrorism work in the field of biometrics. A professor at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies, John credits his Thouron fellowship with setting him on the road to an international career. But, he adds, “the longer-term benefit has been true fellowship. Being a Thouron Scholar is really more like becoming a welcome member of a large, esteemed family.”