The American Committee for East-West Accord is pleased to announce that former United States Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel; former United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Donald McHenry; Board Chair of the Roosevelt Institute, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt; and the Director for US Global Engagement at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, David Speedie, have joined the Committee’s Board of Directors.
Chuck Hagel was the 24th U.S. secretary of defense and a two-term Republican U.S. senator from Nebraska. Secretary Hagel was elected U.S. senator from Nebraska in the 1996 and 2002 elections and served from 1997 to 2009. While in the Senate, Hagel served on the Committee on Foreign Relations; the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Selection Committee on Intelligence; and the Committee on Rules and Administration. Hagel served as a U.S. Army infantry squad leader during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1968 and was awarded two Purple Hearts
Donald F. McHenry served as Ambassador and United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1979 to 1981. Ambassador McHenry was Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University from 1981 to 2014. Prior to his appointment as UN Ambassador, Amb. McHenry served as United States Deputy Representative to the United Nations Security Council and also served as a member of President Carter’s transition staff at the Department of State before joining the United States Mission to the United Nations.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt is the President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England and chairs The Roosevelt Institute in New York. Prior to joining Goodwill, Ms. Roosevelt held the position of Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship for The Boeing Company. Previously, she served as the director of the Mayor’s Office of Program Development for the City of Chicago, as executive director of The Brain Research Foundation, an affiliate of The University of Chicago, and as State Director and then campaign manager for Sen. Paul Simon of Illinois.
David C. Speedie is Director for U.S. Global Engagement at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York. In 2007–2008, Speedie was a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. David Speedie joined the Carnegie Corporation as a program officer in the cooperative security program and was appointed program chair in March 1993, a position he held for almost 12 years.