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(Official biography) (390)

(The following biography was provided by the U.S. Department of

Defense August 28, 1995. The assistant secretary will accompany

Secretary of Defense William Perry on his September 15 visit to


Joseph Nye has been Assistant Secretary of Defense for International

Security Affairs since September 15, 1994.

From March 1993 to September 1994, Mr. Nye was chairman of the

National Intelligence Council, after serving as Director, Center for

International Affairs, Dillon Professor of International Affairs, and

Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

From 1977 to 1979, Mr. Nye served as Deputy to the Under Secretary of

State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology and chaired the

National Security Council Group on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear

Weapons. In recognition of his service, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance

presented him the highest Department of State commendation, the

Distinguished Honor Award.

Currently a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Mr.

Nye has also been a Senior Fellow of the Aspen Institute, a director

of the Aspen Strategy Group, and a member of the Executive Committee

of the Trilateral Commission. He has served as director of the

Institute for East-West Security Studies, a director of the

International Institute for Strategic Studies, the American

representative on the United Nations Advisory Committee on Disarmament

Affairs, and member of the advisory committee of the Institute of

International Economics.

A former member of the editorial boards of Foreign Policy and

International Security magazines, he is the author of numerous books

and more than a hundred articles in professional journals. His most

recent books are "Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American

Power" (1990) and "Understanding International Conflicts" (1993). In

addition, he has published policy articles in The New York Times, The

Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The New Republic. He has appeared

on programs such as ABC's Nightline and Good Morning America, NBC's

Phil Donohue Show, CBS's Evening News, and the McNeil-Lehrer Report,

as well as Australian, British, French, and Swiss television.

Mr. Nye received his bachelor's degree from Princeton University in

1958. He did postgraduate work at Oxford University on a Rhodes

Scholarship and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard


In addition to teaching at Harvard, Mr. Nye also has taught for brief

periods in Geneva, Ottawa and London. He has lived for extended

periods in Europe, East Africa, and Central America.