November 18, 2020

 

Ambassador Will Itoh (rtd)

 

Welcome back! You are invited to join our Wednesday November 18 Webinar: The Committee That Runs the World: The National Security Council Then and Now with Ambassador Will Itoh (rtd) who served as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council at the White House from 1993-95. Created by the National Security Act of 1947, the National Security Council (NSC) advises the President of the United States on matters relating to defense and foreign policy. The NSC has expanded considerably over recent years, often going beyond its policy coordination role in supporting the President. This presentation will focus on the organization and history of the NSC with observations about how well the process has worked under different Presidents. Ambassador William Itoh served as executive secretary of the National Security Council at the White House from 1993-1995. A career Foreign Service officer, he also served as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand 1995-1999. He holds BA and MA degrees in history from UNM and is professor of the practice in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is past president of the World Affairs Council of Albuquerque.

November 18, 2020:
Ambassador Will Itoh (rtd):
Topic: The Committee That Runs the World: The National Security Council Then and Now

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The Speaker

Ambassador Will Itoh (rtd)
Ambassador Will Itoh (rtd)Ambassador (rtd)
Ambassador Will Itoh (rtd) served as executive secretary of the National Security Council at the White House from 1993-1995. A career Foreign Service officer, he also served as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand 1995-1999. He holds BA and MA degrees in history from UNM and is professor of the practice in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is past president of the World Affairs Council of Albuquerque.