James S. Sutterlin

James S. Sutterlin (March 15, 1922[1] – May 8, 2017[2]) was an American author, academic, and officer at the United States Department of State with rank equivalent to an Assistant Secretary of State, who also spent 13 years working in various capacities for the Secretariat of the United Nations. He was Director of Research and Adjunct Professor at the Long Island University Institute for the Study of International Organizations, and a Distinguished Fellow at International Security Studies, Yale University.[3][4]

Jim Sutterlin
Inspector General of the Department of State
In office
October 15, 1973 – August 31, 1974
PresidentRichard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded byThomas McElhiney
Succeeded byRobert Yost (Acting)
Director of Policy Planning
In office
September 4, 1973 – October 15, 1973
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byWinston Lord
Succeeded byWilliam Cargo
Personal details
Born(1922-03-15)March 15, 1922
Frankfort, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedMay 8, 2017(2017-05-08) (aged 95)
EducationHaverford College (BA)

State Department Career (1973–74)Edit

Following his service in the US Army during the second world war, Sutterlin joined the foreign service. He served under President Richard Nixon as Director of Policy Planning in the United States Department of State from September 4, 1973 to October 15, 1973, with the title of Director of the Planning and Coordination Staff, and with rank equivalent to an Assistant Secretary of State. He was then Inspector General of the Department of State from October 15, 1973 to August 31, 1974.[3]

United NationsEdit

Sutterlin spent 13 years working in various capacities for the Secretariat of the United Nations, has authored and co-authored several UN-themed books, and has worked closely with former UN Secretary General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar in drafting the latter's memoirs, Pilgrimage for Peace (1997).[4][5]

Academic careerEdit

Sutterlin was a Chair of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) and the former Director of the Yale-U.N. Oral History Project at UNSY (United Nations Studies at Yale). He is currently Director of Research and Adjunct Professor at the Long Island University Institute for the Study of International Organizations, and a Distinguished Fellow at International Security Studies, Yale University.[4]

WritingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Review of the News - Volume 9. Review of the News. 1973. p. 56.
  2. ^ "Obituary of James Sutterlin". Graham Funeral Home. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "James S. Sutterlin". United States Department of State - Office of the Historian. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d "Faculty and Staff". Yale University - International Security Studies. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  5. ^ Pérez de Cuéllar, Javier (1997). Pilgrimage for Peace: A Secretary-General's Memoir. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-312-16486-7.
  6. ^ Sutterlin, James S. (2003). The United Nations and the Maintenance of International Security: A Challenge to be Met. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-275-97304-9.
  7. ^ Krasno, Jean E.; Sutterlin, James S. (2003). The United Nations and Iraq: defanging the viper. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-275-97838-9.
  8. ^ Anthony Parsons (Sir), Enrique Ros, Nicanor Costa Mendez, James S. Sutterlin, Yale University (New Haven, Conn.). The Falklands/Malvinas War. UN, 1931 UN Oral history project. Retrieved 30 November 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)