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Richard Arndt personal resume, Feb 2009


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Richard Arndt personal resume, Feb 2009

  1. 1. RICHARD T. ARNDT Past-President , Co-chair Advisory Council, Americans for UNESCO; Past President, Fulbright Association 1870 Wyoming Avenue NW Washington DC 20009-1883 Tel: (202) 232-3027, fax 745-3849 e-mail: BOARDS, LEADERSHIP AND ADVISORY POSITIONS 2005- : Member, Streit Council for a Union of Democracies; 2004-06; Member, US National Commission for UNESCO;. 1991- : : Americans for UNESCO, Washington; Co-chair, Advisory Council, 2006- ; President 2002- 06; board member, 1998-2006, executive committee 1998- 2006; Founding-Editor, Prospects & Retrospects; Co-Chair, Advisory Council, 2006- ; 1986- Founder-Chairman, : Lois Roth Endowment (capital before 2008 crisis $710,000); 1992- : National Peace Foundation, Board Chair, 1992-95; Advisory Council Chair 1995-2008, Co-Chair; NPF Peace-Builder Award, 2002; 1988- : Center for Study of Mind and Human Interaction: faculty member, Division of Psycho-Political Studies, University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville; 1987- : Council of International Programs, Washington DC, Chair of Management and Planning, Executive Committee, Vice-President, 1990-94, Consultative Advisory Group, 2000- ; 2000- : US Committee for the Preservation of Ancient Tyre (Lebanon), Chairman; 1999- : Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, East-West Center, Hawaii, advisor; 1998- : American Iranian Council, Princeton NJ, Advisory Board; 1989-94: Mid-Career Studies, Department of Government, University of Virginia, director 1988-89, chair advisory board 1989-94; 1987-93: Fulbright Association (US alumni) board-member, vice-president for governmental relations, executive committee, President 1990-92; 1987-95: Continuum, annual publication on French 17th-century literature, University of Virginia, advisory board;
  2. 2. 1987-90: Coalition on Advancement of Foreign Language and International Studies, Washington; 1975-78: Board, Keats-Shelley House, Rome, Chairman 1977-78; 1963-80: Chair, Fulbright Commissions, Sri Lanka (1963-66), Iran (1966-71), Italy (1974-78), France (1978-80); US FOREIGN SERVICE 1961-85: United States Information Agency, Washington DC; 1983-85: Bureau of Near East, South Asian and North African Programs: Coordinator of Educational and Cultural Programs; 1980-83: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs: Director of Policy and Plans, Senior Advisor, head of task forces, conference coordinator; 1972-74, seconded to Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs: Deputy Director for Latin America; Director Office of Youth, Student and Special Programs; 1961-71, 1974-80: Cultural Attaché, American Embassies Paris (78-80), Rome (74-78), Tehran (66-71), Colombo, Sri Lanka (63-66), Beirut (61-63); 1984-85: American Foreign Service Association, Vice-President for USIA; 1998- : USIA Training and Foreign Service Institute, occasional instructor on Cultural Diplomacy. UNIVERSITY TEACHING 2009, November (projected) Foreign Ministry Institute, Mexico City, two-week short course on cultural diplomacy; 2006, Spring: Adjunct, School of Education and Human Development, the George Washington University: founder director of first graduate seminar on UNESCO (UNESCO and Global Education); participant in continuing seminar since that date; 1993-95: Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington DC (Comparative Cultural Diplomacy); Summer 1990: School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Coordinator and Lecturer, Summer Institute for High School Teachers (US Foreign Policy and Emerging Democracies); February 1986-August 1989: University of Virginia, Diplomat-in-Residence, Director of
  3. 3. Mid-Career Studies, Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs (Diplomacy in Foreign Policy, Public and Cultural Diplomacy, Political Culture) and Lecturer, French Department (Literature and Civilization, 18th and 19th centuries); 1971-72: Princeton University, Department of Romance Languages (French Language); 1962-63: Ecole Supérieure des Hautes Etudes, Beirut, Lecturer (English, American and Comparative Literature); 1953-61: Columbia University, Instructor, Assistant Professor (French Literature, 18th Century, Theatre, Humanities); Managing Editor Romanic Review; Advisor, Barnard- Columbia French Club; director, Columbia College language laboratory; 1961- : Lecturing at universities (Yale, Virginia, Princeton, Randolph-Macon, Macalester, Hawaii, Missouri, Minnesota, Texas, Utah, Baldwin-Wallace, Nova, John Carroll); abroad: Nuffield College, Oxford; American Academy, Rome: universities in Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Tunisia. CONSULTANCIES 2009, February: Pembroke College, Oxford, Steering Committee on founding professorship to honor Senator Fulbright. . 2003-2006: UNESCO, Paris, Division of Commissions and Partnerships, special task force on organization of global support-organizations, youth activities and UNESCO “clubs”; 1997-2006: Advisor to and US representative, Center for American Studies, Rome, Italy; 1995-97: Project La Foce, revitalizing valley in southern Tuscany, seeking relevant use for historic 1700-hectare Origo estate; advisor to Incontri in Terra di Siena, summer music and art festival; Spring 1992: American Museum, Giverny, focusing on French contribution to American art, launching of Museum June 1992; February 1991: Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S., Member Visiting Committee (Berkeley, Universities of Washington at Seattle and Bellingham), reviewing development of Canadian Studies in US universities. EDUCATION Princeton University, 1945-49, A.B. 1949 (French Literature); University of Dijon, France, 1949-50 (French-American Literary Relations), Fulbright Scholar;
  4. 4. Columbia University, 1950-52, MA 1952; 1953-59, PhD 1959 (French 18th-century literature); Wilson School, Princeton University, 1971-72 (Education in Socio-Economic Development); LANGUAGES French: Bilingual; Italian: Fluent; Spanish, German: Working Level (with refresher); Persian, Arabic, Sinhala: Amharic, basic “amenity” level. PUBLICATIONS “Culture or Propaganda? Reflections on Sixty Years of US Cultural Diplomacy” (in Spanish), keynote for conference on Diplomacia publica y cultural, in Revista Mexicana de Politica Exterior #85, Institute for Diplomacy, Foreign Ministry, Mexico City: February 2009, pp. 29-54. November 2006: “Cultural Diplomacy: Frill, Luxury or Great Beating Heart,” in Newsletter, Center for Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California; October 2006: “Rebuilding America’s Cultural Diplomacy, in Foreign Service Journal, 83. no. 10, October 2006, pp. 39-43 April 2005: The First Resort of Kings: American Cultural Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century 1917-2000 (Potomac Books: Dulles VA 2005) 2003-present: Various articles and comments as Editor of magazine of Americans for UNESCO, Prospects & Retrospects; “Re-entering UNESCO,” in Clements, Kevin P., ed., Peace & Policy IX, annual journal of the Toda Institute of Global Peace and Policy Research (Transaction: New Brunswick NJ, 2004) “Realists, Idealists, Cynics: The Road Ahead in UNESCO,” in Prospects & Retrospects I, Spring 2004 “US Re-Entry: The Long Road Ahead,” in Liens/Links 87, January-March 2004 (Newsletter of Association of Former UNESCO Staff-Members), pp. 32-33; “El primer agregado cultural norteamericano: Albert A. Giesecke,” in Coleción documental y bibliográfica: Albert A. Giesecke-Parttey Muller, Instituto Riva-Agüero and Catholic University of Peru (Lima, November 2003), pp. 5-12
  5. 5. February 2003: “The Atlantic Cultural Gap” in liberal, quarterly publication of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Berlin Contributor, Globalization and Cultural Diplomacy (Center for Arts and Culture, Washington DC: December 2001) “The American Experience in Rome: The Center for American Studies,” in Ambassador (The National Italian American Foundation Quarterly) 41, Summer 1999, pp.24-27 “Saving Art: Some Early American Rescuers,” The Yale Review, Vol. 87, No. 3, July 1999, pp. 85-105 “Arthur Upham Pope in Iran,” in Mehragan: An Iranian Journal of Culture and Politics, Winter 1999 (in Persian) “Three Americans in Iran: Shuster, Milspaugh, Jordan,” in Mehragan, Spring 1998 (in Persian) “Psychiatry and Peacemaking,” L’Indice,, Spring 1996 (in Italian) “The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations,” in US-Iran Relations: Areas of Tension and Mutual Interest (Middle East Institute: Washington DC 1994), pp. 103-111 “Dangerous Corners: The Semantics of Misunderstanding,” in Mind and Human Interaction IV, 4 (Charlottesville: November 1993) pp. 151-53 The Fulbright Difference 1948-92, principal editor with David L. Rubin; contributed two essay-memoirs, extensive introductory and bridging material (Transaction: New Brunswick NJ, 1993) “American Cultural Diplomacy: The Government Role,” in Richard P. Horwitz, editor, Exporting America (Garland: New York 1993) Contributor and commentator, “How Can international Exchange Best Serve the National Interest” and “How Exchange Fuels the Human Rights Revolution” in International Educator II, 1 (NAFSA, Washington DC: Spring 1992) Contributor, Labor of Love: A Review of Canmadian Studies in the U.S. (Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S.: Washington DC 1991) “Revolutionary Projections: French and American Cultural Diplomacy,” in Le Discours sur les révolutions II (Economica: Paris 1991), Proceedings of the Second Colloquium on the French and American Revolutions, University of Bordeaux], pp. 375-97 (in French) “Semantic Junctures: A Forensic Look at Conferencing,” Mind and Human Interaction III, 1 (Charlottesville: July 1991) pp. 375-97
  6. 6. “USIA and Cultural Diplomacy in the Eisenhower Years,” paper read at conference on the Eisenhower Legacy, Gettysburg College, October 10-19, 1990 (unpublished) “Cultural Diplomacy: Nurturing Critical Junctures,” in Unofficial Diplomacy at Work, Volume II of The Psychodynamics of International Relationships, eds. Volkan and Montville (Lexington Books: Lexington MA 1990) “History in the Training of Diplomats and International Professionals” and “The Precarious Balance: US Information and Cultural Policy,” in The Theory and Practice of International Relations, ed. William C. Olson, 8th Edition (Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs NJ 1990) “Public Diplomacy, Cultural Diplomacy: Why No End to the USIA Debate?” in Bulletin of International Interchange, October 1988) pp. 19-30 “Fulbright’s Fortieth: Culture and Power Revisited, with David Bame and Steven A. Blodgett, review of “The Fulbright Program and Academic Exchanges,” ed. Nathan Glazer, special issue of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (May 1987), in Bulletin of International Interchange, February 1988, pp. 6-25 “Developing All Its People: The University’s Next Challenge,” in Building the professional Dimension of Educational Exchange (Intercultural Press: Yarmouth ME), pp.9-21 “The Stanton Commission Revisited,” in Rhetoric and Public Diplomacy, ed. Kenneth W. Thompson, Studies in Rhetoric and Public Discourse VII (University Press of America: Lanham MD 1987), pp.85-104 “Questioning the Fulbright Experience,” in The Fulbright Experience 1946-86, ed. Arthur Dudden and Russell Dynes (Transaction: New Brunswick NJ 1987), pp.13-32 With Lois W. Roth, “Information, Culture and Public Diplomacy: Searching for an American Style of Propaganda,” in the Press and the State: Socio-Historical and Contemporary Interpretations, eds. Brasch and Ulloth (University Press of America: Lanham MD 1986), pp. 732-46 “The Precarious Balance: Cultural and Informational Diplomacy in the U.S.,” in Kokusai Mondo, Japan Institute of International Affairs, No. 138, 1988 (in Japanese) “The Fulbright Program and Foreign Relations: Reflections on Forty Years,” read at meetings of American Historical Association, Chicago, December 1986 (abstract published in Newsletter of the Organization of American Historians, Spring 1987) “Intellect and Public Life,” Occasional Papers of the College of Public and International Affairs No. 1, The American University, Washington DC April 1986 “Foreign Students Meet Our Needs--If Theirs Are met,” Foreign Service Journal (December 1985), pp.29-31
  7. 7. “Rethinking International Education,” in International Education: The Unfinished Agenda, eds. Olson and Howell (White River Press 1984, ITT Key Issues Series), pp. 3-39 Especially since publications of First Resort, numerous appearances, panels, book signings etc. reviews in professional and scholarly journals. Earlier scholarly publishing and reviews at Columbia University, 1950s. NARRATIVE BIO-DATA: RICHARD T. ARNDT Richard T. (Dick) Arndt, Philadelphia-born, grew up in the New York’s Jersey suburbs. After working through his way through Princeton, he went to France as a Fulbright Student in Franco-American literary relations, working at the University of Dijon in the first year of Fulbright’s French program (1949-50). He taught through the 1950s at Columbia University, where he took his PhD in French literature of the 18th-cntury in 1959. In 1961, he joined USIA, went to Beirut as deputy Cultural Officer, and was caught up in the discovery of cultural diplomacy, with friends at the American University of Beirut. To this little-known art, he made a career commitment which remains unchanged. After Beirut came Sri Lanka (1963-66), followed by Tehran (1966-71), then a mid-career year at Princeton’s Wilson School, focused on manpower
  8. 8. economics, i.e. education and socio-political development. He worked in Latin American Affairs, Foreign Student Affairs, Youth Affairs, and “American Specialists” in the pre-USIA Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the State Department (1972-74), before going abroad again as Cultural Attaché in Rome (1974-78) and Paris (1978-80). He returned to various Washington jobs in cultural affairs and Middle Eastern affairs (1980-85). Retiring in 1985, he began three years of teaching at the University of Virginia, then three more, renewed in the Spring of 2007, at the George Washington University’s Elliott School and School of Human Development He teaches regularly at Georgetown University, taking over session regularly in two courses on US cultural diplomacy, and in the George Washington course on UNESCO. . In 1992, he was principal editor of The Fulbright Difference (Transaction). His book The First Resort of Kings: American Cultural Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century (Potomac) appeared in April 2005 and has appeared in paperback. Among his board memberships, he has been President of the US Fulbright Association and Chairman of the National Peace Foundation. He is Co-chair of the advisory Council and Past-President of Americans for UNESCO, organizing citizen support for a productive US role in the organization which US withdrawal all but destroyed in 1984. He also chairs the US Committee to Save Ancient Tyre and represents the U.S. on the Steering Committee at Oxford to found a professorship in memory of Senator Fulbright. His wife Lois W. Roth, an icon of US cultural diplomacy, died in 1986; in her memory, he founded and still chairs the Lois Roth Endowment, established from gifts and bequests of colleagues and friends. The Endowment manages more than a dozen ongoing projects in international exchange and translation, reaching fourteen countries; in translation, it sponsors the MLA bi-annual Roth prize for literary translation and the annual Roth Prize for translations from contemporary and ancient Persian literature; it contributes to the Prix Coindreau in France and the Dyankov Prize in Bulgaria, rewarding the best annual translations from American literature. Additional exchange programs are conducted with Australia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Italy, New Zealand, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Turkey, in cooperation with Fulbright Commissions and with the SUNY system, the American Scandinavian Foundation, the National Gallery of Art, the National Peace Foundation, and the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. Four children and seven grandchildren stretch in an arc from Luxembourg to State College PA..