Founder & Chair Emeritus, Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park
William J. vanden Heuvel is the Chairman of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, LLC, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, Inc. and Founder and Chair Emeritus of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. Ambassador vanden Heuvel served as Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador to the European Office of the United Nations and Special Counsel to New York Governor Averell Harriman. An international lawyer, he is a Senior Advisor to Allen & Company Inc. and Of Counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. In addition, he was President of the International Rescue Committee, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United Nations Association of the United States of America and Chairman of the New York City Board of Correction. Early in his career, Ambassador vanden Heuvel was the Executive Assistant to William J. “Wild Bill” Donovan and later served as Special Assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Ambassador vanden Heuvel is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His other current and past titles include Chair Emeritus of the Council of American Ambassadors, Vice -Chair of the World Federation of United Nations Associations, Chair of the Salzburg Medical Seminars International and Chairman Emeritus of the American Friends of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. A graduate of Cornell University, Ambassador vanden Heuvel also earned a law degree from Cornell University Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Law Review.