Paul Wolfowitz spent more than three decades in public service and higher education. Most recently, he served as president of the World Bank and deputy secretary of defense. As ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Wolfowitz became known for his advocacy of reform and political openness and for his interest in development issues, which dates back to his doctoral dissertation on water desalination in the Middle East. At AEI, Mr. Wolfowitz works on development issues.
Rich Williamson, the diplomat who died this month at the much-too-young age of 64, was a modest man with much to be proud of. He didn’t mind being underestimated if it helped him get the job done, which for him was usually about promoting democracy and working to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity.