Mr. Siv is a businessman, writer, and former ambassador for the United States of America. After escaping to the United States from a war-ridden Cambodia, Dr. Siv received a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and went on to become Deputy Assistant to President George H.W. Bush in 1989 as well as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of State. After serving in these positions until 1993, Mr. Siv was appointed by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate as an ambassador to the United Nations until 2016. Among his many honors include the George H.W. Bush Award for Outstanding Public Service, DAR Americanism Medal, U.S. Army Commander’s Award, Anne Frank Lifetime Achievement Award, and Brazilian Academy of Art, Culture, and History Honors.
Ambassador Siv has also held leadership positions in the private sector and authored two novels: Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America and his “political thriller” Golden State: Love and Conflict in Hostile Lands.