FORA.tv Speaker - Richard S. Williamson
Ambassador Williamson is a Principal in Salisbury Strategies, LLP, a consulting firm; Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute. Williamson has served in and out of government for many years. Among his government posts have been: Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs in the Reagan White House, Ambassador to the United Nations Offices in Vienna (including the International Atomic Energy Agency), Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Member of the President's General Advisory Committee on Arms Control, Ambassador to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs, Ambassador to the UN Commission on Human Rights, and as the President's Special Envoy to Sudan for George W. Bush. He also served as one of the seven members of the Panel of Eminent Persons on Strengthening the Effectiveness of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He has been the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies at Northwestern University, the Sharkey Distinguished Visiting Scholar of UN Studies at the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, and currently is a Visiting Scholar and Buffett Fellow at Northwestern University. Williamson is a member of the Executive Committee on the Board of Directors of Miami Corporation. He formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, and a Senior Vice-President of Beatrice Corporation. For many years while not in government service, he was a partner in the international law firms of Winston & Strawn and Mayer, Brown and Platt. He is the author of eight books and more than 200 articles that have appeared in various journals and popular periodicals, and editor of three books on a wide range of public policy issues. His most recent book is titled America's Mission in the World. He received his B.A. with honors from Princeton University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia where he was Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law.
05.10.12 | 01:14:30 min
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