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Nomination of Richard E. Bissell To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development


The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard E. Bissell to be Assistant Administrator for Science and Technology of the Agency for International Development, U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency. He would succeed Nyle C. Brady.

Since 1986 Dr. Bissell has served as Assistant Administrator for Program and Policy Coordination at the Agency for International Development in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as executive editor of the Washington Quarterly, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1984 - 1986; Director of Research and Director of Program Development at the U.S. Information Agency in Washington, DC, 1982 - 1984; and managing editor of ORBIS and director of economic security studies at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, PA, 1974 - 1982. In addition, Dr. Bissell served as an adjunct professor and lecturer at Georgetown University, 1984 - 1986; Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1982; University of Pennsylvania, 1978 - 1982; Temple University, 1975 - 1979; and Princeton University, 1974 - 1976.

Dr. Bissell graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1968) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1970; Ph.D., 1973). He was born January 25, 1946, in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Bissell is married, has three children, and resides in McLean, VA.