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Andrew Natsios

Andrew NatsiosAKA Andrew Steven Natsios

Born: 1950
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA

Gender: Male
Religion: Greek Orthodox [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Administrator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Special Envoy to Darfur, 2006-07

Military service: US Army Reserve (until 1995, Gulf War I, retired Lt. Col.)

While in his role at the Agency for International Development, Natsios repeatedly displayed his ignorance of the intricacies of AIDS treatments[2] (a subject he ought to have been deeply familiar with), and even issued this gem of a remark in an interview, to explain why it simply isn't practical to administer AIDS drugs to Subsaharan Africans: "[Africans] don't know what Western time is... Many people in Africa have never seen a clock or a watch their entire lives. And if you say, one o'clock in the afternoon, they do not know what you are talking about." [The Boston Globe, 7 June 2001]


[1] Greek Orthodox. Details of religion, birth date, location of birth, all obtained from interview with John McLaughlin, One on One, 14th December 2002.

[2] Africa Action, Africa Policy E-Journal, 8 June 2008.

Wife: Elizabeth (one daughter, two sons)
Daughter: Emily
Son: Alexander
Son: Philip

    University: BA, Georgetown University
    University: MPA, John F. Kennedy School of Government (1979)

    US Ambassador to Sudan Special Envoy to Darfur (2006-07)
    US Agency for International Development Administrator (2001-05)
    Massachusetts State Official Chairman and CEO, Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (2001)
    Massachusetts State Official CEO, Central Artery Project, Boston ("Big Dig", 2001)
    Massachusetts State Official Secretary for Administration and Finance (1999-2000)
    World Vision International VP (1993-98)
    US Agency for International Development Disaster Assistance (1989-91)
    Massachusetts State House of Representatives (1975-87)
    Hudson Institute Senior Fellow (2008)
    John McCain 2008
    Romney Victory Inc.

Author of books:
U. S. Foreign Policy and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1997)
The Great North Korean Famine (2001)


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