As the United States enters the final six months before November's presidential elections, what does the rest of the world anticipate from the next administration in Washington?
How is the U.S. viewed from abroad, and is its foreign policy meeting the expectations of the world?
The Consuls General of Brazil, Egypt, Germany, and India join the Council to offer four regional perspectives on how the U.S. is perceived internationally and what opportunities will come with new leadership in the White House- The World Affairs Council of Northern California
Ambassador Mauricio Eduardo Cortes Costa
The Honorable Mauricio Eduardo Cortes Costa is Consul General for the Republic of Brazil in San Francisco.
Charles L. Frankel
Charles L. Frankel is principal of Frankel International Development Organization. He earlier was senior consultant to CIVICUS, a global NGO, and president of the International Development Conference.
Prior to that, he was director of community support for the InterPacific Group (1987-94). He has had extensive experience as an entrepreneur and manager in private, public and non-profit enterprises, as well as significant involvement in community development in the United States and abroad.
A member of the Bretton Woods Committee, Mr. Frankel serves as Chair of the Board of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Affairs Council of Northern California and National Peace Corps Association and Board of Advisors of the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California. Mr. Frankel is the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Botswana.
Ambassador B.S. Prakash
Ambassador) Mr. B.S. Prakash, the Consul General of India (from Feb. 2005) is a career diplomat from the Indian Foreign Service. Prior to his current assignment, the Consul General was the Head of the United Nations Division in the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India.
Ambassador Abderahman Salaheldin
The Honorable Abderahman Salaheldin is Consul General for Arab Republic of Egypt in San Francisco.
Ambassador Rolf Schutte
The Honorable Rolf Schutte is Consul General for the Federal Republic of Germany in San Francisco.