FORA.tv Speaker - Frank Wisner
Ambassador Frank G. Wisner is vice chairman of External Affairs at American International Group (AIG). A career diplomat, he held the personal rank of career ambassador, the highest grade in the U.S. Foreign Service.
From 1994-1997, Mr. Wisner served as ambassador to India. Before New Delhi, his most recent assignment was as under secretary of defense for policy (1993-1994) and under secretary of state for International Security Affairs (1992-1993).
Mr. Wisner represented the United States in the Philippines as ambassador from 1991-1992 and served as ambassador to Egypt from 1986-1991. Mr. Wisner was senior deputy assistant secretary for African Affairs from 1982-1986, a period of intense diplomatic engagement in Southern Africa at a time of conflict in Angola, Mozambique, and Namibia and in the history of the end of apartheid in South Africa. He served as ambassador to Zambia from 1979-1982.
Currently, Ambassador Wisner is on a number of international boards, including the U.S.-India Business Council. He is a vice chairman of the U.S.-Bangladesh Council and the Business Council on International Understanding. His other nonprofit board affiliations include the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, American University of Beirut, American University of Cairo, American School of Tangiers, Refugees' International, and Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.
07.25.08 | 01:09:40 min
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