Joan Spero Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Joan Spero

Senior Research Scholar

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

    • Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University School of International Affairs - 2010 to present
    • Visiting Fellow at the Foundation Center - 2009 to 2010
    • President and CEO, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - 1997 to 2008
    • Under Secretary of State, Economics, Business and Agricultural Affairs - 1993 to 1996
    • Executive Vice President, American Express Company, Corporate Affairs and Communications - 1991 to 1993
    • Senior Vice President and Treasurer - 1989 to 1991
    • Vice President, Corporate Affairs - 1983 to 1989
    • Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning - 1981 to 1983
    • Ambassador to the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs - 1980 to 1981
    • Assistant Professor, Columbia University - 1973 to 1979
    • Other Directorships: IBM and International Paper
    • Previous Directorships within the last five years: First Data Corporation and ING Groep N.V.
    • Other Activities: Council of American Ambassadors (Member), Academy of Diplomacy (Member), American Philosophical Society (Member), Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Trustee), Morgridge Institute for Research (Trustee), International Center for Transitional Justice (Trustee), Columbia University (Trustee Emeritus), Amherst College (Trustee Emeritus), Council on Foreign Relations (Trustee Emeritus) and Brookings Institution (Trustee Emeritus)