Philip Kosnett

Philip Kosnett represented the United States in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as a career State Department diplomat focusing on security cooperation and post-conflict governance, rising to the position of Ambassador. Kosnett attributes his decision to pursue a career in diplomacy in part to his youthful love of science fiction – diplomats and the SF community sharing a passion to build a better future.
Since leaving federal service in 2021, Kosnett has taken on roles in consulting, commentary, policy analysis, education, and humanitarian action.  He is editor of the book Boots and Suits: Historical Cases and Contemporary Lessons in Military Diplomacy (Marine Corps University Press, 2023) and is at work on an historical novel and a non-fiction study of diplomacy. He has also re-embraced his first calling, from student days, as a designer of historical and science fiction boardgames. Kosnett’s work for Boundary Shock Quarterly is his first published science fiction in prose form.
Kosnett and his wife Alison, and their adopted Kosovo street dog, divide their time between the city of Atlanta and the North Carolina mountains.


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