Cameron Hume served as ambassador to Algeria, to South Africa, and to Indonesia, as well as charge d’affaires to the Sudan. He was a member of the Foreign Service for 40 years, with earlier tours at the United Nations and in Italy, the Holy See, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Syria. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Libya. For a year he was a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Center for International Affairs and subsequently a visiting scholar at the U.S. Institution of Peace. He has published three books and numerous articles on foreign policy. He now teaches at Georgetown University and is a member of NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Advisory Board. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the bar associations of New York and the District of Columbia.