Karl Eikenberry

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Person.png Karl Eikenberry   History CommonsRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(soldier, diplomat)
Lt Gen Karl Eikenberry.jpg
Alma materUnited States Military Academy, Harvard University, Stanford University
SpouseChing Eikenberry
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Members, International Institute for Strategic Studies
US soldier and Ambassador to Afghanistan

Employment.png United States Ambassador to Afghanistan

In office
April 29, 2009 - July 25, 2011
Succeeded byRyan Crocker

Karl Winfrid Eikenberry[1] is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who was the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan from April 2009 to July 2011. From 2011 to 2019, he was the Director of the U.S. Asia Security Initiative at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and a Stanford University professor of the practice; a member of the Core Faculty at the Center for International Security and Cooperation; and an affiliated faculty member at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, and The Europe Center.[2][3]

Eikenberry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences where he co-directs the Academy's multiyear project on civil wars, violence, and international responses, and a member of the Academy's Committee of International Security Studies. He serves on the board of The Asia Foundation, American Councils for International Education, the Asia Society of Northern California, Academic Exchange, and the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. He is a faculty member of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University in Beijing,[4] and a member of the Working Group on Science and Technology and U.S.-China Relations organized by the UC San Diego 21st Century China Center and the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. Additionally, Eikenberry is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and International Institute for Strategic Studies.


Event Participated in

Brussels Forum/2008Brussels
Yearly discreet get-together of huge amount of transatlantic politicians, media and military and corporations, under the auspices of the CIA and NATO-close German Marshall Fund.