David C. Miller, Jr.

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Ambassador David C. Miller, Jr. is a Member of the Board of Regents of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. "Ambassador David Miller is a private investor and consultant to a number of major U.S. corporations on issues of international business. Ambassador Miller was Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs on the National Security Council (NSC) staff for President George Herbert Walker Bush from 1989-90, and United States Ambassador to Tanzania from 1981 to 1984 and Zimbabwe from 1984 to 1986. His NSC portfolio included Africa, the United Nations, refugees, public diplomacy, counterterrorism, counternarcotics, and low-intensity conflict. Ambassador Miller received his Bachelor's Degree from Harvard University, his JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from Lewis and Clark College. Ambassador Miller founded and serves as Chairman of the Special Operations Fund, which provides scholarships for children and widows of deceased members of special mission military units. He is also a member of the boards of the Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of American Ambassadors, and the District of Columbia Bar."[1]

In 1998: "David C. Miller Jr., is the former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania and Zimbabwe. He served as special assistant to the president for national security affairs (1989-90) and currently serves as president of the Corporate Council on Africa."


"Ambassador David Miller of the Corporate Council for Africa, who also sits on Africa Inc's advisory board, lobbied on behalf of Chevron against economic sanctions for Nigeria. In his June 25, 1998 Congressional testimony on the prospects of democracy in Nigeria, he claimed that "oil companies there [Nigeria] operate to the same standards as here in the United States" and that claims of the contrary were "misrepresentations." (36) Miller was responding to statements by a member of Congress about the lurid history of "environmental racism" by oil companies operating in Nigeria reported in the Wall Street Journal and documented by the World Bank.(37)" [2]

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  1. 2007 Annual Report, Technoserve, accessed February 20, 2010.
  2. The Corporate Coalition Behind the "Africa Growth and Opportunity Act", publiccitizen, accessed February 18, 2010.