Maxwell School announces foreign
policy expert and diplomat Brian Atwood as graduate convocation speaker
Atwood, former administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development
and dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University
of Minnesota, will deliver the Maxwell School’s graduate convocation address on
May 8 in Setnor Auditorium on the Syracuse University campus. His talk is titled “Diplomacy in a
the chair of Global Policy Studies and professor of public policy at the
Humphrey School, Atwood served as the School’s dean from 2002-2010. From 2010-2012, he was chair of the
Development Assistance Committee of the Organization of Economic Development
had a long, outstanding career in public service. In 2001, he served on UN Secretary General
Kofi Annan’s Panel on Peace Operations.
Prior to his appointment as head of USAID in 1993, he served as undersecretary
of state for management during the Clinton administration. During the Carter administration, he was
assistant secretary of state for congressional relations.
Atwood was the
first president of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs,
serving from 1986-1993. Earlier, he was
legislative advisor for foreign and defense policy to Senator Thomas Eagleton
following service as a career diplomat.
convocation on Friday, May 8, at 2 p.m. in Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College
is open to all members of the Syracuse University community. A reception will follow immediately after in
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