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William Green Miller

Ambassador William Green Miller arrived in Ukraine in October 1993. His long career of public service working on foreign affairs and defense policy in both the executive and legislative branches of government has been deepened by his experience teaching at universities and as a leader of non-governmental foreign policy organizations.

Educated at Williams College, Oxford and Harvard, Ambassador Miller entered the Foreign Service in 1959, serving five years in Iran, and later in Washington as a line officer and in the office of Secretary of State Dean Rusk. The Ambassador went to the United States Senate during the Vietnam War in 1967 where he served as adviser to Senator John Sherman Cooper for foreign policy, arms control and defense policy. Ambassador Miller had an important role in forging the legislation that brought the Vietnam War to an end. He also contributed to the successful efforts to ratify the SALT I and ABM Treaties. His work as staff director of three special Senate committees led to constructive solutions of the problems arising from national emergencies and delegated presidential emergency powers, war powers, national commitments, the constitutional oversight of the intelligence activities of the United States, and a broad range of foreign policy, arms control and defense issues. In 1981 the United States Senate passed a special resolution commendingAmbassador Miller "for exceptional contributions and for his dedication, loyalty, integrity, and service."

From 1981 to 1983 Ambassador Miller was associate dean and professor of International Politics of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. As a research associate at both Tufts and Harvard and as a Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics in 1986, he researched foreign policy and defense issues. In 1986 Ambassador Miller returned to Washington as President of the American Committee on United States-Soviet Relations. He traveled frequently throughout the Soviet Union and obtained a first-hand knowledge of the great changes taking place.

As president of the International Foundation during the period of Perestroika, the Ambassador worked with Andrei Sakharov, Tatiana Zaglavskaya, Evegenii Velikhov, Roald Sagdeev, Robert McNamara, Dr. Jerome Wiesner, Father Theodore Hesburgh and others on human rights, arms control, and environmental, political and economic issues of concern to the United States and the Soviet Union. He was a senior consultant to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and president of the Committee on American-Russian Relations. He has written extensively on foreign policy and defense issues and was elected to the National Academy of Public Administration in 1984 "for distinguished contributions and personal commitment to the public service." He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The International Institute of Strategic Studies, and the Middle East Institute.

Ambassador Miller is married to Suzanne Lisle Miller, and they have two sons, William and Christopher.