William B. Bader

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Dr. William B. Bader, "a specialist in international policy development and a historian of modern Europe, has focused on international economic development, business and government relations, and the interaction between the legislative and executive branches of government throughout his professional career. From his education at Pomona College (B.A. 1953), Princeton University (M.A. 1960 and Ph.D. 1964), and the Universities of Munich and Vienna, to his most recent position as Professor, International History,Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Dr. Bader's career has been centered on international public policy and business development.

"Dr. Bader joined the U.S. Department of State in 1965 as a Foreign Service Officer with the Office of Regional Political-Military Affairs. At the invitation of Senator Fulbright, he served on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1966 to 1969 as a senior staff member overseeing policy on international security and arms control, as well as Senator Symington's Subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia.

"Dr. Bader served as the European and Soviet Union Representative of the Ford Foundation in Paris in the early 1970s. He returned to Washington in 1974 as a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In 1976 he reentered government service as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Policy in the Department of Defense.

"In 1978, Dr. Bader was asked to serve as Staff Director to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee where he headed a staff of 73 and had responsibility for the design and management of the c Committee on foreign economic policy,financial institutions.international security issues. As an example of Committee activity during the period of 1979-1980, the committee held 210 hearings, moved 56 major pieces of legislation with no important floor amendments not supported by the Committee, and successfully ratified 26 treaties.

"In 1981, Dr. Bader joined SRI International, one of the world's largest and most respected research and consulting organizations. As Vice President and Senior Officer of SRI-Washington, he managed SRI's government affairs and founded SRI's International Policy Center to serve government and corporate clients in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean with advice and analysis on international finance, trade, and investment issues. As founder and Vice President of SRI's Policy Division, he also developed the Washington International Corporate Circle, which provides a select group of senior executives from Europe and Asia with focused analyses of the impact of developments in U.S. policy on their industries and financial institutions.

"Dr. Bader moved to SRI headquarters in California as Senior Vice President in 1988 to found and direct SRI's Policy Group, which combined the work of the Washington-based Policy Division, the California-based Social Science activities, and the internationally recognized Business Intelligence Center. This interdisciplinary group of 175 economists, political scientists, and economic development experts assisted governments and multinational corporations to anticipate, understand, and plan for the impact of technology, public policy, and market dynamics on the competitiveness of business and economics worldwide. Under Dr. Bader’s leadership, the Policy Group undertook contract research and consulting projects in over 50 countries with annual billings of approximately $20 million.

"In 1992, Dr. Bader was asked to serve as President of the Eurasia Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization founded with initial funding by the U.S. Agency for International Development to support economic reform and democratic institution building in the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union. Dr. Bader has led the development of the Foundation's grantmaking program and administrative structure and serves as its principal liaison with U.S, and foreign governments and the international business and foundation communities.

"In 1999, Dr. Bader following confirmation by the Senate became Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. He was responsible for All of the Department's educational and cultural affairs programs, including the Fulbright Program, the International Visitor Program,citizen exchanges,cultural programs,and the designation of approved exchange program sponsors.

"Combining his academic and professional interests, Dr. Bader is author and co-author of a number of publications in the fields of national security, arms control, foreign affairs, and government policy. His scholastic honors include Danforth, Penfield, and Wilson Fellowships and a Fulbright Scholarship. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Bader has received numerous honors, including the Department of State Meritorious Service Medal, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, and the Osterreichische Ehrenkreuz fur Wissenschaft und Kunst I. Klasse (Officer's Cross) of the Republic of Austria.

"Dr. Bader has served as the Chairman of the Board of the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). He also served on the Board of Directors of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the American Ditchley Foundation and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Dr. Bader is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Cosmos Club, and the Washington Institute for Foreign Affairs.

"Dr. Bader served on active duty with the US Navy from 1955 to 1958 as Bombardier/Navigator and Air Intelligence Officer. He presently holds the rank of Captain in the US Naval Reserve. He is married to the former Gretta Lange and is the father of four children." [1]

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  1. William B. Bader, World Bank, accessed March 10, 2008.