Andrew S. Natsios is Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. Natsios served as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development from 2001 to January 2006. In addition to teaching he served as President Bush’s Special Envoy to Sudan from October 2006 to December 2007. From 1993 to 1998, Natsios was vice president of World Vision U.S., the largest faith-based NGOs in the world. Natsios was a member of the US Army Reserves for 23 years, served in the Gulf War in 1991 on active duty and was a Lt. Colonel when he retired in 1994. He served six terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, was Secretary of Administration and Finance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and served as the CEO of Boston’s Big Dig after a cost overrun scandal. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Natsios is the author of two books, U.S. Foreign Policy and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1997) and The Great North Korean Famine (2001), collaborated on eight other books, and numerous articles. His new book Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know is forthcoming in March 2012 published by Oxford University Press.