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Joseph J. Sisco

Walter and Leonore Annenberg Award Winner



As Printed in the 2004 Award Luncheon Program:

Dr. Sisco (1919-2004) was Board chairman of the American Academy of Diplomacy. He was a senior partner with Sisco Associates, an international consulting firm specializing in political and economic risk analysis and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. From 1976 to 1981 he was president of The American University. Earlier, Dr. Sisco held senior foreign policy positions in the Ford, Nixon, Johnson and Kennedy Administrations, including Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs and Director of UN Political Affairs. Dr. Sisco began his career with the CIA in 1950 and transferred to the Department of State in 1951. He received the Department’s Superior Service Award, a National Civil Service League Service Award, the Rockefeller Public Service Award and the AMVETS Peace Award for Middle East Negotiations. Dr. Sisco held a BA, magna cum laude from Knox College and a MA and Ph.D from the University of Chicago with a specialization in Soviet Affairs.

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