GUEST SPEAKER

Andrew Natsios

Executive Professor and Director, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, George H.W. Bush School of Government, Texas A&M University

Andrew Natsios currently serves as Executive Professor and Director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the George H.W. Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University. He was Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University from 2006-2012 and former Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2001-2006. He serves as Co-Chairman Emeritus of the Committee on Human Rights in North Korea. He also served as US Special Envoy to Sudan in 2006-2007 to deal with the Darfur crisis and the implementation of the North South Sudan peace agreement. Retired from the US Army Reserves after 23 years, Natsios is a veteran of the Gulf War. He is the author of three books: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1997); The Great North Korean Famine (2001); and his latest book, Sudan, South Sudan and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know, published in 2012 by Oxford University Press, and has contributed to 13 other books, including two on North Korea. His areas of research are in food security, famines, human rights, foreign aid, and humanitarian assistance during civil conflicts and natural disasters.