During a thirty-nine year career as a Foreign Service Officer, Bill Harrop served as US Ambassador to Guinea, Kenya, Seychelles, Zaire, and Israel. In addition, he served as Inspector General of the State Department and Foreign Service, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, as a member of the State Department’s Policy Planning and Coordination Staff, and Deputy Chief of Mission to Australia. He holds a BA from Harvard and performed graduate work at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. In addition to lecturing and writing on foreign policy and diplomacy, he is now associated with a private foundation and serves on the boards of the Washington Humane Society, the American Academy of Diplomacy, the Senior Living Foundation of the American Foreign Service, Population Services International, and American Diplomacy, an internet review.