Our 51st Year

Robert Barylski
Peter Bergen
John Beyrle
Stephen Biegun
William Davison
Thomas DeFrank
Evan Feigenbaum
Jeffrey Gedmin
Russel Honoré
Brian Hook
Margaret Jay
Richard Jones
Robert Jones
Robert Lieber
Mark Lowenthal
Susan MacManus
Bob McClure
Mohsen Milani
Thomas Nichols
Charles Ray
Dennis Ross
Charles Schudson
Peter Singer
John Sinnott
Jeremi Suri
Martin Walker


Charles Ray

Amb. Charles Ray served 30 years in the Foreign Service (from 1982 to 2012) after completing a 20-year career in the U.S. Army. He was Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe. Other Foreign Service assignments were: Guangzhou and Shenyang, China; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Deputy Chief of Mission in Freetown, Sierra Leone; Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Diplomat in residence, University of Houston; Political/Military Bureau in the State Department in Washington and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/Missing Personnel.

Amb. Ray holds a B.S. from Benedictine College, Atchison, KS; an M.S. from the University of Southern California; and an M.S. from the National War College. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Army War College's Land Forces Commander Course, and the Defense Intelligence School's Postgraduate Intelligence Course.