The Honorable William A. Brown is a retired career diplomat who served as Chief of Mission, American Embassy, Tel Aviv, from 1993-1994. During his leadership, Ambassador Brown was heavily involved in the negotiations with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, which led to the White House meeting between Prime Minister Rabin, Yasser Arafat and President Clinton. Ambassador Brown’s 36-year diplomatic career spanned assignments in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Borneo, Russia, India and Thailand.

Ambassador Brown is the Acting Chairman and an honorary member of The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He serves on the national Board of Regents of American Friends of The Hebrew University and is a past Vice President of the organization.

Ambassador Brown speaks several languages, including Chinese and Russian. He has lectured widely and has been a television and radio commentator on Middle Eastern affairs and U.S.-Israel relations, as well as U.S. China-Taiwan and Southeast Asian issues. Among his published works are Wen T’ienhsiang, A Biographical Study of a Sung Patriot, and The History of the Mongolian People’s Republic.