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Global Issues 2018


Donald Gregg


Donald Gregg

Amb. Donald P. Gregg served as U.S. Ambassador to Korea from 1989 to 1993. Before that he had a long career as an operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency. He served for 31 years in many countries including Burma, Japan, Viet Nam, and Korea. He is chairman emeritus of The Korea Society in New York and chair of the Pacific Century Institute in Los Angeles, and has written a book about his colorful career called Potshards: Fragments of a Life Lived in the CIA, the White House and the Two Koreas. In 2016 Amb. Gregg published Scarred Double Eagle, the story of a twenty dollar gold piece dated 1862.

Amb. Gregg joined the staff of the National Security Council in 1979, where he was in charge of intelligence activities and Asian policy affairs. He then served as National Security Advisor to President George H. W. Bush.

Amb. Gregg has received many awards for public service including the Secretary of Defense Award for outstanding Public Service. He graduated from Williams College in 1951.