The Cyrus R. Vance Fellowship in Diplomatic Studies is offered to an outstanding Foreign Service Officer with strong career prospects to spend a year on educational assignment as a resident Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. The year provides the Fellow with an opportunity to expand his or her understanding of international relations, with time away from public service to reflect upon issues of U.S. foreign policy. The fellowship was established in 1975, and was renamed in 2002 to honor former Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance.
Cyrus R. Vance had a long career in government and in law. He joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in 1946, and continued to work at the firm throughout his career, excluding periods of government service. He was secretary of the army from 1961 to 1962, and served as deputy secretary of defense from 1964 to 1967. In 1968, he was designated one of theead negotiators at the peace talks in Paris. He served as secretary of state from 1977 to 1980, during which he played a crucial role in the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt He later headed numerous diplomatic missions, and remained an active philanthropist. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations for 13 years, and served as vice chairman for five years.
|2007–2009||J. Anthony Holmes|
|2005–2006||Evans J.R. Revere, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs|
|2003–2004||Christopher J. LaFleur, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs|
|2002–2003||Helena Kane Finn, U.S. Embassy, Ankara, Turkey|
|1999–2000||Morton Holbrook, U.S. Embassy, Beijing, China|
|1998–1999||Neil E. Silver, Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, Japan|
|1996–1997||Victoria Nuland, Chief of Staff to Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott|
|1995–1996||James F. Dobbins, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Inter-American Affairs, National Security Council|
|1994–1995||Robert T. Grey, Jr., Political Counselor, U.S. Mission to the United Nations|
|1993–1994||John Hirsch, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Johannesburg, South Africa|
|1985–1986||Charles A. Schmitz, Political Adviser to the U.S. Air Forces in Europe|
|1982–1983||Harry C. Blaney, III, Office of Oceans, Environment and Science|
|1981–1982||Robert Ober, Jr., Political Officer, U.S. Embassy, Moskow, USSR|
|1980–1981||Alan Romberg, Country Director for Japan|
|1979–1980||Philip Stoddard, Acting Deputy Director for Research|
|1978–1979||Parker W. Borg, Principal Officer, U.S. Consulate, Lunbumbashi, Zaire|
|1977–1978||William G. Walker, Chief of Political Section, U.S. Embassy, San Salvador, El Salvador|
|1976–1977||Anton W. DePorte, Western Europe Specialist, State Department Planning and Coordination Staff|
|1975–1976||R. Grant Smith, Political Officer, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi, India|
|1974–1975||E. Allan Wendt, Financial Economist, U.S. Mission to European Communities, Brussels|
Please note: Titles reflect fellows’ positions just prior to joining the Council.
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