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John Shattuck

Author and Chief Executive Officer of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

John Shattuck assumed his current position of Chief Executive Officer of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in Boston, Mass. in 2001.

In 1993, he became the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. In this position, Mr. Shattuck received an International Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association of Boston in 1998.

Also in 1998, Mr. Shattuck was appointed as U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic. In 2000, he received the Ambassador’s Award from the American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative.

Before entering government service, Mr. Shattuck lectured on civil liberties at Harvard University Law School and the Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Shattuck’s public service career began at the American Civil Liberties Union, where he was Executive Director of the ACLU Washington office and national staff counsel from 1971 to 1984.

Mr. Shattuck is a 1970 graduate of Yale Law School. He received his BA magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University in 1965, and an MA with First Class Honors in law from Cambridge University in 1967.

Articles by John Shattuck

Global Cop — Preventing Human Rights Wars in the 21st Century

After several failed intervention attempts, can the United States prevent future human rights wars?

February 21, 2004