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Joan Spero

AKA Joan Edelman

Born: 2-Oct-1944
Birthplace: Davenport, IA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Under Secretary of State, 1993-97

Husband: C. Michael Spero (attorney, two sons)
Son: Jason
Son: Benjamin

    University: BA International Relations, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1966)
    University: L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris
    University: MA International Affairs, Columbia University (1968)
    University: PhD Political Science, Columbia University (1973)
    Professor: Columbia University (1973-79)
    Administrator: Trustee, Columbia University
    Administrator: Trustee, Amherst College

    Doris Duke Charitable Foundation President (1997-)
    US Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs (1993-97)
    US Ambassador to the UN Economic & Social Council (1980-81)
    American Express Various positions, up to VP (1981-93)
    Member of the Board of Delta Airlines (2002-05)
    Member of the Board of First Data (1998-)
    Member of the Board of Hercules (1985-93)
    Member of the Board of IBM (2003-)
    Member of the Board of International Paper (2011-)
    Federal Reserve Bank of New York Visiting Scholar (1976-77)
    American Academy of Diplomacy
    American Philosophical Society
    Atlantic Institute for International Affairs
    Brookings Institution Board of Trustees (1997)
    Council of American Ambassadors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Doris Duke Charitable Foundation President (1997-2008)
    EMILY's List
    Friends of Hillary
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    John Kerry for President
    Obama for America
    Trilateral Commission
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Trustee


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