Meet our speakers!

The SAIS Asia Conference is proud to present its keynote speakers Ambassador Stephen Bosworth and Ambassador John Negroponte.

Stephen Bosworth is dean Emeritus of The Fletcher School at Tufts University and served as United States Special Representative for North Korea Policy from March 2009 to October 2011. Ambassador Bosworth served over 30 years in the foreign service. He held the position of ambassador to Tunisia, the Philippines and the Republic of Korea as well as director of Policy Planning at the State Department. After leaving the government, Bosworth was president of the United States-Japan Foundation from 1987 to 1995 and the executive director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization from 1995 to 1997.

John Negroponte is a Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy and Senior Lecturer in Global Affairs at the Jackson Institute at Yale University. He has been the US ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq. In Washington he served twice on the National Security Council staff and as the first director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush. Most recently he served as Deputy Secretary of State. From 1997 to 2001, he was executive vice president of the McGraw-Hill Companies, with responsibility for overseeing the company’s international activities.