FPA LIVE - Elizabeth French Hitchcock Lecture: The U.S. And India: Nationalism, Economics, and COVID-19Event offered by:
Foreign Policy Association
Off The Record
- Thursday, June 11, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
- Event type
- Lecture / Panel
Please join the Foreign Policy Association and Off The Record for the Elizabeth French Hitchcock Lecture on U.S.-India in an Age of Nationalism. The lecture will be delivered by Amb. Frank Wisner, International Affairs Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs. The event will be hosted on webcast via ZOOM and will start at 1:00 PM.
This lecture is only open to FPA Members. FPA Members will recieve an email prior to the event with intructions to join the Zoom webcast. If you are a member and you do not receive an email invitation please contact membership at [email protected], or by phone at (212) 481 - 8100 x250.
The Honorable Frank G. Wisner - Speaker
United States Career Ambassador, International Affairs Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs
As an international affairs advisor at the global law firm Squire Patton Boggs, Frank Wisner provides clients with strategic global advice on business, politics, and international law from the firm’s Washington, D.C., and New York offices. His diplomatic career spans four decades and the administrations of eight American Presidents, and he has the personal rank of Career Ambassador. During his extensive career with the U.S. Department of State, he served as U.S. ambassador to India from 1994 to 1997, ambassador to the Philippines from 1991 to 1992, ambassador to Egypt from 1986 to 1991, and ambassador to Zambia from 1979 to 1982. His other positions in the U.S. government include undersecretary of defense for policy (1993-1994), undersecretary of state for international security affairs (1992-1993), senior deputy assistant secretary for African affairs (1982-1986), and deputy executive secretary of the Department of State (1977). During his government career he held posts in the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia.
After leaving government service, he joined the American International Group, where he was named vice chairman, external affairs. In 2005 he returned to the government position of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s special representative to the Kosovo status talks. Frank Wisner is a Board member of EOG Resources, a hydrocarbon exploration company; an advisor to the American Tunisian Enterprise Fund; and a director emeritus of Refugees International. Since 2012 he has chaired the Board of Trustees of International House, a cultural exchange resident and program center in New York City. He is a graduate of Princeton University.