Nicholas A. Veliotes
Nicholas A. Veliotes, Chairman, Steering Committee of the Hollings Center.
"Ambassador Nicholas A. Veliotes received his commission in the Foreign Service of the United States in 1955 and served in a variety of posts in Vientiane, New Delhi, Rome and Naples. In 1969 he was selected as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Princeton University. Ambassador Veliotes was Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State (1970-73), then served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Tel Aviv, returning to the Department of State as Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff (1976-77) and then Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1977-78). He was Ambassador to Jordan (1978-81) and Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1981-84). He then served as Ambassador to Egypt until his retirement from the Foreign Service in April, 1986. Ambassador Veliotes became President of the Association of American Publishers in May, 1986, and retired in June, 1997, as President Emeritus. Ambassador Veliotes is a member of the Middle East Institute, Foundation for Middle East Peace, National Education Foundation, Association of Berkeley Fellows and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He serves on the boards of AMIDEAST and the American Academy of Diplomacy. Ambassador Veliotes received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.“ 
- Director, American Near East Refugee Aid