John Wolf


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Past President
The Eisenhower Fellowships
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 546-1738
John Wolf assumed the presidency of Eisenhower Fellowships on August 16, 2004. Previously, Mr. Wolf served with the Department of State, entering as a Foreign Service Officer in 1970. He was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation on October 2, 2001. Concurrently, in June 2003, President Bush appointed him as Chief, U.S. Coordination and Monitoring Mission for the Middle East peace process. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Wolf served from 1999-2000 as Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of State for Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy.
Mr. Wolf’s early assignments were in Australia, Vietnam, Greece, and Pakistan, as well as in Washington. He was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 1989-1992. He served as Ambassador to Malaysia from 1992-1995. He was designated as APEC Coordinator in January, 1996, and confirmed as Ambassador to APEC in February, 1997. Mr. Wolf graduated from Dartmouth College (B.A. 1970) and was a Mid-career Fellow in economics at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.
Mr. Wolf won the President’s Meritorious Service Award in 1992 and 2000, the State Department’s State’s Charles E. Cobb, Jr. Award for Initiative and Success in Trade Development in 1993 and, and in 2004, the Secretary of State’s Award for Distinguished Service, the Department’s highest award. He was recipient of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce’s 1996 APCAC Award, its highest annual award. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is married, and has two children.