Interview with Jeane Kirkpatrick by Jean Krasno
Mrs. Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick (United States of America, 1926 – 2006) was appointed United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations by President Ronald Reagan in 1981. She held this position until 1985. This appointment made Mrs. Kirkpatrick the first woman to serve as chief United States representative at the United Nations.
During her time at the United Nations, Mrs. Kirkpatrick also served as a member of President Reagan's Cabinet. Her roles included participation in the National Security Council, Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and Defense Policy Review Board. In 1986, Mrs. Kirkpatrick returned to academia, resuming her position as a professor at Georgetown University.
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