- Public service career in diplomacy and national security spanned more than 40 years
- Director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush
- Former ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq
- Deputy national security advisor to President Ronald Reagan
Areas Of Expertise
- Foreign Affairs
- American Defense and Security
- War and Terrorism
- World Happenings
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- Middle East
John Negroponte was the first director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush and later served as deputy secretary of state, where he was the State Department’s chief operating officer. He has been ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq. In Washington, 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 Ronald Reagan.
Negroponte is the vice chairman of McLarty Associates in Washington, DC. He serves as chairman emeritus of the Council of the Americas/Americas Society. He is co-chairman of the U.S.-Philippines Society and a past member of the secretary of state’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. He has also served as chairman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. From 2009 to 2016, Negroponte taught international relations at Yale’s Jackson Institute and from 2016 to 2018 at The Elliott School for International Affairs at George Washington University.
While in the private sector from 1997 to 2001, Negroponte was executive vice president of the McGraw-Hill Companies, with responsibility for overseeing the firm’s international activities. During those years, he was also chairman of the French-American Foundation.
Negroponte has received numerous awards, including the State Department’s Distinguished Service Medal on two separate occasions, the highest award that can be conferred by the secretary of state. In January 2009, President Bush awarded Negroponte the National Security Medal for his outstanding contributions to U.S. national security.