Ambassador John Negroponte Addresses World Affairs Council of Orange County

Ambassador John Negroponte

The World Affairs Council of Orange County presented Greek-American Ambassador John Negroponte to a prominent audience of members and guests during its annual Spring Gala Celebrition on May 12 . Ambassador Negroponte spoke about “America’s Foreign Policy in a World in Turmoil.”

Ambassador John D. Negroponte has been ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq. In Washington he served as director for Vietnam in the Nixon Administration and then as deputy national security adviser under President Reagan. He has also held a cabinet level position as the first director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush. His most recent position in government was as deputy secretary of state, where he served as the State Department’s chief operating officer.

The American diplomat was introduced by another Greek-American Ambassador, George L. Argyros. Other special guests included John R. Malott, Robert H. Tuttle, Gaddi Vasquez, Linn Williams and Congressional Delegates. The event was held at the Westin South Coast Plaza and included Greek traditional dancing.

Watch an interview with the president of World Affairs council of Southern California, Dato’ Seri Timor Rafiq.


World Affairs Council of Southern California is a part of World Affairs Councils of America, the largest non-profit international affairs organization in the United States. Its mission is to bring the world to Orange County and bring Orange County to the world. The Council seeks to meet this goal by hosting prominent speakers on topics of international importance at various meetings including our monthly dinner events. As a non-partisan organization, WAC presents differing points of view on current events from all regions of the world.

The Council strongly encourages participation in our events from local high schools, colleges and universities and has a standing scholarship outreach committee for that purpose.