Robert Gallucci

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Robert L. Gallucci is Dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. "Prior to that appointment, he served in government service for twenty-one years. Beginning in August 1994, he was an Ambassador at Large in the State Department, and in March 1998, the Department of State named him the special envoy to deal with the threat posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles. He served as Deputy Director of the U.N. Commission (UNSCOM) overseeing the disarmament of Iraq in the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War." [1]

His wife is Jennifer Sims.

"Gallucci was the chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea during the nuclear crisis of 1994. Months of tense negotiations resulted in the controversial Agreed Framework of 1994, in which North Korea promised to freeze its existing nuclear program in return for two alternative proliferation-resistant nuclear reactors and the promise of improved economic and political relations with the U.S. Though Gallucci believes that the North Koreans cheated on this agreement, he nonetheless deems it a success, since it stopped the plutonium program and avoided an almost certain military confrontation. He is skeptical of the current administration's refusal to negotiate with North Korea."

Source: PBS Interview, March 5, 2003.

"Robert L. Gallucci began as Dean of Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service on May 1, 1996. He had just completed twenty-one years of government service, serving since August 1994 with the Department of State as Ambassador at Large. In March 1998, the Department of State announced his appointment as Special Envoy to deal with the threat posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction. He held this position, concurrent with his appointment as Dean, until January 2001.

"Dr. Gallucci began his foreign affairs career at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in 1974. In 1978, he became a division chief in the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research. From 1979 to 1981, he was a member of the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff. He then served as an office director in both the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1982-83) and in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (1983-84). In 1984, he left Washington to serve as the Deputy Director General of the Multinational Force and Observers, the Sinai peacekeeping force headquartered in Rome, Italy. Returning in 1988, he joined the faculty of the National War College where he taught until 1991. In April of that year he moved to United Nations Headquarters in New York to take up an appointment as the Deputy Executive Chairman of the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM) overseeing the disarmament of Iraq. He returned to Washington in February 1992 to be the Senior Coordinator responsible for nonproliferation and nuclear safety initiatives in the former Soviet Union in the Office of the Deputy Secretary. In July 1992, Dr. Gallucci was confirmed as the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs.

"Dr. Gallucci was born in Brooklyn on February 11, 1946. He earned a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, followed by a master's and doctorate in Politics from Brandeis University. Before joining the State Department, he taught at Swarthmore College, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University. He has received fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University, and the Brookings Institution.

"He has authored a number of publications on political-military issues, including Neither Peace Nor Honor: The Politics of American Military Policy in Vietnam (Johns Hopkins University Press 1975). He received the Department of the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Award in 1991, the Pi Sigma Alpha Award from the National Capital Area Political Science Association in 2000, and the Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in May 2002."

Source: Robert Gallucci Speaker's Biography Global Agenda 2004, University of Delaware, World Affairs Council of Wilmingham.


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  1. Board, American Academy of Diplomacy, accessed July 30, 2007.
  2. Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Donor Council, organizational web page, accessed April 8, 2013.

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