Public Diplomacy Discussion with Ambassador Henry Catto

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Public Diplomacy Professor Nick Cull hosted a discussion with Ambassador Henry E. Catto at the Center on Public Diplomacy.

In the course of a long and distinguished diplomatic and government career, Henry Catto has been director of the United States Information Agency (1991-93), U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1989-91), Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Pentagon Spokesman (1981-83), U.S. Representative to the United Nations Offices in Geneva (1976-77), Chief of Protocol, White House and Department of State (1974-76), U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador (1971-73), and Deputy Representative to the Organization of American States (1969-71).

From 1983 to 1989, he was vice chairman and president of Broadcast Group at H & C Communications, operator of network television stations (Houston, Orlando-Daytona Beach, San Antonio). Henry Catto was elected chairman of the Atlantic Council of the United States in January 1999. He is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, a contributing Editor to the American Journalism Review magazine, Vice-Chairman of the Aspen Institute, and is on the Advisory Board of Direct Relief International.


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