Thomas R. Pickering

The co-chair of the International Crisis Group, Pickering served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1989-1992), India (1992-1993), and Russia (1993-1996). In 1983 and in 1986, Pickering won the Distinguished Presidential Award; in 1996, he earned the State Department’s Distinguished Service Award. He retired from the Foreign Service in 2001.