November 19, 1998
Release No. 074-98

CONTACT: Kelly A. Lees
PHONE: (202) 619-4355

United States Information
- News Release


Washington, D.C. — The United States Information Agency (USIA) today announced the appointment of William B. Bader as Associate Director for Educational and Cultural Affairs. Dr. Bader will be responsible for all of USIA's educational exchange and cultural affairs programming, including the J. William Fulbright Program, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships, the International Visitor Program, citizen exchanges, cultural programs; information, binational, and cultural centers overseas; and teaching programs.

Dr. Bader is a former Staff Director of the U. S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and prior to his USIA appointment was Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Bader has served as a Foreign Service Officer with the Office of Regional Political Military Affairs, as a senior staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee under the Chairmanship of Senator William Fulbright, and as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. He has been President of the Eurasia Foundation, and served as a Visiting Economics Fellow at the World Bank. He was on the faculty of Princeton University and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. Dr. Bader has received the Meritorious Service Medal from the Department of State, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service and the Officer's Cross of the Republic of Austria. He served on active duty with the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1958 and holds the rank of Captain in the U. S. Naval Reserve. Dr. Bader graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in 1953 and received a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1964. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Munich in 1953-1954. He and his wife, the sculptor Gretta Lange Bader, have four children.

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