EXECUTIVE LECTURE FORUM: Activities: 2001: Bio: Fingar

June 28, 2001Mr. Thomas Fingar

Mr. Thomas Fingar, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State.

Thomas Fingar assumed the position of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, June of 2001.

Previous assignments in the Department include serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Analysis (1994-2000), Director of the Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific (1989-1994), and Chief of the China Division (1986-1989). Between 1975 and 1986 he held a number of positions at Stanford University, including senior Research Associate in the Center for International Security and Arms Control, and Director of the University’s U.S.-China Relations Program. Other previous assignments include secondment to the National Academy of Science as Co-Director of the U.S.-China Education Clearing house, advisor to the Office of Technology Assessment, and consultant to numerous U.S. Government agencies and private sector organizations.

Dr. Fingar is a graduate of Cornell University (A.B. in Government and History 1968), and Stanford University (M.A., 1969, and Ph.D. 1977, both in political science). He is a career member of the Senior Executive Service. His principal foreign languages are Chinese and German. Dr. Fingar has published dozens of books and articles, mostly on China, including China’s Quest for Independence.

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