John Negroponte

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Brady-Johnson Distinguished Practitioner in Grand Strategy; Senior Lecturer at the MacMillan Center and Jackson Institute

John D. Negroponte, a Brady-Johnson Distinguished Practitioner in Grand Strategy and Senior Lecturer at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, co-teaches the year-long “Studies in Grand Strategy” seminar. He also teaches courses on United States foreign policy and national security. He held government positions abroad and in Washington between 1960 and 1997 and again from 2001 to 2008. He has been U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq, and he served twice on the National Security Council staff, first as Director for Vietnam in the Nixon Administration and then as Deputy National Security Advisor under President Reagan. He also held a cabinet-level position as the first Director of National Intelligence under President George W. Bush. While in the private sector from 1997 to 2001, Negroponte was Executive Vice President of the McGraw-Hill Companies, with responsibility for overseeing the company’s international activities. He serves as chairman of the Council of the Americas/Americas Society and as chair of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). He is also co-chair of the United States-Philippines Society.