Joan E. Spero

Joan E. Spero

Joan Edelman Spero is the former President of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and a former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council . Bill Clinton appointed her as Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Agricultural Affairs in 1993: this office was renamed the Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs in 1994. She served as Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs until 1997. She is a Director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Trustee of Columbia University and the Brookings Institution. She is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Atlantic Institute, and the American Academy of Diplomacy and was appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of the ING Group on April 22, 2008. Ms. Wikipedia*

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Joan E. Spero has 10 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 Forum as a Senior Vice President for the American Express. The year with the most videos was 1993 with three videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2000 with an average of 334 views per program. Most appearances with Ron Brown (2), Warren Christopher (2), Mickey Kantor (2).

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Undersecretary, Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Department of State April 1, 1993 - February 24, 1997 Videos: 8 Senior Vice President, American Express c. September 19, 1988 - c. May 27, 1993 Videos: 2

Recent Appearances

  • Conference on Culture and Diplomacy

    Conference on Culture and Diplomacy

    Following welcoming remarks, participants talked about the importance of art and culture and how it affects the process of…

  • U.S.-Vietnam Economic Normalization

    U.S.-Vietnam Economic Normalization

    Vietnamese officials talked about the normalization of U.S.-Vietnam economic relations. Translation from Vietnamese to…

  • Summit of the Americas Agenda

    Summit of the Americas Agenda

    Several administration officials talked about the agenda for the Summit of the Americas, specifically the goals the U.S. has…

  • Summit of the Americas Briefing

    Summit of the Americas Briefing

    Several administration officials briefed reporters on the upcoming Summit of the Americas, which will begin on Friday and will be…

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