James G. Lowenstein – Co-founder of the French-American Foundation

James G. Lowenstein – Co-founder of the French-American Foundation

Began government career at the Marshall Plan in Paris 1952-3. Naval officer Sixth Fleet and Naval War College staff 1952-55. Commissioned Foreign Service Officer 1956 and served successively at the State Department, American Embassies in Colombo and Belgrade, Staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs and Ambassador to Luxembourg. Officer of the Order of the Legion of Honor.

Former board member Refugees International, School of Advanced International Studies, the Ukraine Fund (Chairman), various other investment funds, volunteer senior elections adviser to head of OSCE Mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina 1996-7. Chairman, Advisory Council, the American Library in Paris. Member Council on Foreign Relations, IISS, IFRI. Co-founder (with the late Professor Nicholas Wahl) of the French American Foundation in New York and Paris. B.A. Yale.