Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, US State Department
Richard Stengel is US under secretary of state for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, providing global strategic leadership in these fields and overseeing the Global Engagement Center and bureaus of Educational and Cultural Affairs, International Information Programs, and Public Affairs. Previously, he was managing editor of TIME, and before that, president and CEO of National Constitution Center. Author of several books including Mandela’s Way and January Sun: One Day, Three Lives, a South African Town, Stengel worked with Nelson Mandela on his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, and associate produced the documentary Mandela. He received an Emmy for his work as executive producer on TIME’s Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience.