Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1960. Doctorate (honorary), Georgetown University, 1992. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Middlebury College, 2004.
Staff assistant to secretary United States Department State, 1963-1964. Political officer American Embassy, Beirut, 1965-1969. Political/labor officer American Consulate General, Casablanca, Morocco, 1969-1972.
Special assistant to under secretary United States Department State, Washington, 1973-1975. Principal officer American Consulate General, Bordeaux, France, 1975-1977. Political counselor American Embassy, Moscow, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1979-1981, deputy chief of mission Amman, Jordan, 1981-1984.
Deputy spokesman & deputy assistant secretary United States Department State, Washington, 1984-1985. Special assistant to the President, deputy press secretary The White House, 1985-1986. Principal deputy assistant secretary for Near East/South Asia United States Department State, 1987-1988, United States ambassador to Syria Damascus, Syria, 1988-1991, assistant secretary Bureau Near Eastern & South Asian Affairs Washington, 1991-1993, United States ambassador to Israel Tel Aviv, 1993-1994.
Director James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy Rice University, Houston, since 1994. Chairman advisory group Public Diplomacy for the Arab and Muslim World, 2003. Senior advisor Iraq Study Group, 2006.
Managing partner Djerejian Global Consultants, LLP. Board directors Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Global Industries, Ltd., Baker Hughes.
1st Lieutenant United States Army, 1961-1962 (Korea). Member Council on Foreign Relations.
Married Francoise Andrée Haelters, July 31, 1971. Children: Gregory, Francesca.