Distinguished UW-Madison Alumni: International Practitioners Coming to Campus

John Campbell, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, and Florence Chenoweth, until recently United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) representative to the UN and executive director of the FAO Liaison Office in New York, will be on campus in 2007 and 2008. Ambassador Campbell will be Diplomat-in-Residence while Dr. Chenoweth will be a research consultant.

Ambassador Campbell will be teaching courses, advising students, and contributing to International Studies’ outreach programs connecting his special and substantial experience in international diplomacy with students, faculty, and the community. Click here for more on Ambassador Campbell, International Studies’ Diplomat-in-Residence.

Dr. Chenoweth, recognized internationally in the field of human rights, food security, and development, will be the inaugural lecturer for a human rights lecture series and, through a variety of activities, will advise the university in the development of a human rights initiative leading to a campus Center for Human Rights. Earlier this year, Dr. Chenoweth was on campus as a UW-Madison Distinguished International Visitor.

The residencies are being made possible by the financial support of the Chancellor, the deans of the Division of International Studies, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and the School of Medicine and Public Health, as well as the African Studies Program, the International Studies major, and the Department of History.

Dr. Chenoweth earned both her master’s (1970) and Ph.D. degrees (1986) and Ambassador Campbell his Ph.D. (1970) from UW-Madison.

Click here for more on Florence Chenoweth.

And, in what could be the campus’ first diplomatic triumvirate, both of these distinguished alumni practitioners will join forces next June with another diplomat. Alfred Defago, former Swiss ambassador to the U.S. and International Studies’ first diplomat in residence from 2001 to 2003, will return to campus to teach a summer seminar on global security.