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.
Ambassador McHenry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy, the Association of Black American Ambassadors, and the Global Leadership Forum.