U.S. Ambassador William vanden Heuvel, a soldier, lawyer, political activist, diplomat, and second-generation American, witnessed some of the most pivotal moments of the 20th and 21st centuries as a public servant on the front lines of American politics and foreign policy. From the founding of the UN to desegregation, the Vietnam War, and the war in Iraq, Ambassador vanden Heuvel shares memories and wisdom drawn from decades of public service.
Ambassador William vanden Heuvel is the author of Hope and History: Memoirs of Tumultuous Times. He previously served as deputy U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, president of the International Rescue Committee, Executive Assistant to General William J. Donovan, and Assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Katrina vanden Heuvel (moderator), daughter of Ambassador vanden Heuvel, is the editorial director and publisher of the Nation.
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