Ambassador James A. Joseph is a professor of Duke University’s Practice of Public Policy Studies program and serves as Executive Director of the university’s U.S. Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public Values. A former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa appointed by President Clinton, Joseph is a Yale University graduate and Louisiana native. He serves as Board Chairman for the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation. He has served four U.S. presidents and founded the Emerging Leaders Program, which operates through a partnership between Duke University and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.