Ambassador Stuart Holliday Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN

Ambassador Stuart Holliday is President and CEO of Meridian International Center, a leading non-partisan institution that seeks to advance global security and prosperity through effective leadership and diplomacy. He served as United States Ambassador for Special Political Affairs at the United Nations and Coordinator (Assistant Secretary) of the U.S. International Information Programs. Previously, he was Special Assistant to the President at the White House coordinating all executive branch appointments in foreign policy, defense national security and intelligence, and homeland security. He also served as Policy Advisor to then Governor of Texas on economic development, international trade, technology, and military issues.

Holliday served as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy during Operation Desert Storm. He earned a BSFS from Georgetown University and an MA from the London School of Economics. He is a regular contributor to CNN and Fox News.