About John Negroponte
John Negroponte is a British – American diplomat of Greek ancestry. He is currently a research fellow and lecturer in international affairs at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Prior to this appointment – he served as the United States Deputy Secretary of State and as the first ever Director of National Intelligence. Negroponte served in the United States Foreign Service from 1960 to 1997. From 1981 to 1996 – he had tours of duty as United States ambassador in Honduras – Mexico – and the Philippines. After leaving the Foreign Service – he subsequently served in the Bush Administration as U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations from 2001 to 2004 – and was ambassador to Iraq from June 2004 to April 2005.