FORA.tv Speaker - J.D. Bindenagel
Ambassador (Ret.) J. D. Bindenagel is Vice President for Community, Government and International Affairs at DePaul University, and manages and develops the university's governmental and international relationships. Bindenagel is an expert on German politico-military history and policy. He is a former US Ambassador and career diplomat who served in Germany during the end of the Cold War, the reunification of Germany, the Balkan Wars, the debates on North Atlantic Treaty Organization security policy and membership, and on German national security from 1972 to 2002. Prior to his diplomatic career, he was assigned to the US Army's 3rd Infantry Division. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1999 as US Ambassador and Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, and was Special US Negotiator for "Conflict Diamonds." Bindenagel was also the Vice President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the German Council on Foreign Relations, the President's Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the American Council on Germany, and the American Institute of Contemporary German Studies. Bindenagel serves on several boards including Wilson Center Council. Bindenagel received the US Department of State's Distinguished Service Award, the Commander's Cross of the Federal Order of Merit from the President of Germany, and the Presidential Meritorious Service Award from President George W. Bush. He was an APSA Congressional Fellow with Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. He holds an M.A. in public administration and an A.B. in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
05.11.12 | 01:25:55 min
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