Alumni Stories

Andrew Natsios (C’71)

Former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), 2001–2006; Former U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, 2006-2007; Distinguished Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University
Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06)
Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10)

Andrew Natsios

After graduating from Georgetown, Natsios served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1975 to 1987 and chaired the Massachusetts Republican State Committee for seven years. After serving 23 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as a civil affairs officer, Natsios retired in 1995 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He is a veteran of the Gulf War.

Later, as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Natsios managed the agency’s reconstruction programs in Afghanistan, Iraq and Sudan. He also served as the CEO of Boston’s “Big Dig,” the largest construction project in American history. Currently a professor of diplomacy at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Natsios teaches the course “Great Famines, Humanitarian Assistance and War.” Listen and learn how early lessons at Georgetown prepared him for a career in international relations specializing in the diplomacy of disaster response.

Additional Resources

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

“Devastation in Haiti: After Reconstruction,” Newsweek, Jan. 22, 2010

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