Ambassador James A. Joseph, Chair Emeritus


James A. Joseph has served in senior executive or advisory positions for four U.S. presidents, including as ambassador to South Africa — the only American ambassador to present his credentials to President Nelson Mandela.

He currently serves as professor emeritus of public policy at Duke University and founder of the United States-Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public Values.

An ordained minister, Joseph taught at Yale Divinity School and the Claremont Colleges and is the author of three books.