Chas W. Freeman, Jr.

Projects International, Inc.

Chas W. Freeman, Jr. is chair of Projects International, Inc.

A career diplomat (retired), Freeman was assistant secretary of defense for international security fffairs from 1993 to 1994. He also served as U. S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1989 to 1992 and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs.

In addition, Freeman worked as deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affaires in the American embassies at both Bangkok from 1984 to 1986 and Beijing from 1981 to 1984. He was director for Chinese affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 1979 to 1981. Freeman had a tour of duty in India, as well.

Freeman was also the principal American interpreter during the President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972.

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NOV 24, 2014 Podcast

From "Indispensable Nation" to "Realism-Based Restraint": Reconsidering U.S. Engagement with the World

Former ambassador Chas Freeman has had a wide breadth of diplomatic experience, from the Middle East to Africa, East Asia, and Europe. In this conversation ...

Diplomacy and Empire

FEB 23, 2007 Podcast

Diplomacy and Empire

"The supreme purpose of our foreign policy must be to defend our values and to do so by means that do not corrode them. By ...

Diplomacy and Empire

FEB 23, 2007 Transcript

Diplomacy and Empire

"The supreme purpose of our foreign policy must be to defend our values and to do so by means that do not corrode them. By ...