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Karl F. Inderfurth

Speaker for July 7th, 2004 Young India Event

Karl F. Inderfurth is Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the International Affairs Program at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He served as Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs (1997-2001), Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Global Humanitarian Demining (1997-1998) and U.S. Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations, with ambassadorial rank (1993-1997). Ambassador Inderfurth worked as a national security and later a Moscow Correspondent for ABC News (1981-1991) and received an Emmy Award in 1983. He also served on the staffs of the Senate Intelligence and Foreign Relations Committees and the National Security Council. Along with Professor Loch K. Johnson, he is the author of Fateful Decisions: Inside the National Security Council, published by Oxford University Press (2004). In November 2002 and May 2003 Ambassador Inderfurth, playing the role of President, appeared in a well-received BBC docu-drama—“The Situation Room”—about crisis management at the White House. He received his M.A. from Princeton University, his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was a Fulbright Scholar at Strathclyde University in Scotland.


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