NEW YORK – Ambassador John Negroponte, whose high level appointments included being the United States’ first Director of National Intelligence, was one of the guests on February 8 on The Cats Roundtable radio program of business mogul John Catsimatides.
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Every Sunday morning between 8:30 and 9:00 AM on WNYM, AM 970. John Catsimatidis talks with some of the top newsmakers both locally and nationally. On the local edition, he spoke on February 8 with Assemblyman Keith Wright, Bronx BP Diaz and Nicole Gelinas from the Manhattan Institute. Guests on the national show include Dr.Betsy McCaughey, Amb Negroponte and Dr. Fauci.
John D. Negroponte is a Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy and Senior Lecturer in Global Affairs at the Jackson Institute. He co-teaches the year-long “Studies in Grand Strategy” seminar and also offers a seminar of his own in the Spring term on “Current Issues in American Diplomacy and National Security.”
Prior to coming to Yale, Mr. Negroponte had a distinguished career in diplomacy and national security, followed by a number of years in the private sector. 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. 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, Mr. Negroponte was executive vice president of the McGraw-Hill Companies, with responsibility for overseeing the company’s international activities. During those years he was also chairman of the French-American Foundation. Ambassador Negroponte also serves as chairman of the Council of the Americas/Americas Society and as a trustee of the Asia Society.