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diplomat , foundation administrator

Herbert Levin was American diplomat, foundation administrator. Fellow, Center International Affairs, Harvard University, 1974-1975.


Levin, Herbert was born on January 14, 1931 in New York City. Son of Sol and Kate (Gottlieb) Levin.


Bachelor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1952. Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts, 1956.


With United States Foreign Service, 1956—1991. International economist United States Department State, Washington, 1956—1958, Chinese language and area training Taichung, Taiwan, 1959—1961, economic officer American Consulate General Hong Kong, 1961—1964, political officer American Embassy Taipei, Taiwan, 1964—1967, Tokyo, 1967—1970. Staff member for East Asia, National Security Council, 1970—1971.

Deputy director Japanese affairs United States Department State, Washington, 1971—1974, deputy chief mission American Embassy Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, 1975—1978, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1977—1979, New Delhi, 1979—1981. Assistant national intelligence officer East Asia East and South Asia National Intelligence Council, Washington, 1981—1983. Staff member policy planning council United States Department State, 1983—1985.

Diplomat-in-residence and director studies Asia Foundation, San Francisco, 1986—1988. Special assistant office of senior representative strategic technical policy United States Department State, Washington, 1988—1990, executive assistant ambassador-at-large and special assistant secretary of state non-proliferation and nuclear energy affairs, 1990—1991. Special advisor to under-secretary general Ji Chaozhu United Nations, New York City, 1991—1994.

Executive director American-China Society, 1994—1999. Adviser United States delegate 14th General Assembly United Nations, New York City, 1985. Staff director subcommittee Asian and Pacific Affairs United States House Representatives, Washington, 1985.

Associate in research Fairbank Center East Asian Research Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Member National Committee United States-China Relations, National Committee on American Foreign Policy. With Far East Command United States Army, 1953-1955.


Fellow: Atlantic Council (associate senior member), American-China Forum. Member: Council Foreign Relations, Association Asian Studies (life), American Foreign Service Association (life), Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (life), Asia Society, Cosmos Club, Harvard Club New York, Lake Mansfield Trout Club (life), Hong Kong Cricket Club (life), Sri Lanka Hill Club (life), Dar-es-Salaam Yacht Club (life).


Married Cornelia Rose, February 21, 1954. Children: Martha, Jonathan C.

Sol Levin

Kate (Gottlieb) Levin

Cornelia Rose

Martha Levin

Jonathan C. Levin