The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is proud to host a Directors' Lunch on "Major Foreign  Policy Challenges for the Coming Year" with Ambassador Marc Grossman, Vice Chairman of the Cohen Group and Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.

Ambassador Marc Grossman became a Vice Chairman of The Cohen Group, a strategic business consulting firm founded and headed by former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator William Cohen, in June 2005.

 From 01-05, Ambassador Grossman served as Under Secretary for Political Affairs at the Department of State. He retired from the Foreign Service in April 2005.

Ambassador Grossman had been a career Foreign Service Officer since 1976.  He was Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the State Department from June 2000 until March 2001.  Ambassador Grossman was Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs from August 1997 to May 2000. 

Ambassador Grossman served, from November 1994 to June 1997, as U.S. Ambassador to Turkey.  Prior to this, he served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of State and Executive Secretary, and in the Political Military Affairs division at State.  In Washington he has also served as Deputy Special Advisor to President Carter and in several capacities for the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs.

From 1984 to 1986 Ambassador Grossman was the Deputy Director of the Private Office of Lord Carrington, then Secretary General of NATO.

Other overseas assignments include tours as a political officer at the U.S Mission to NATO and in Islamabad.