VIRTUAL: Ambassador Chase Untermeyer '68 on the Rewards of Public Service


Join the former ambassador to Qatar to discuss the benefits of a life serving others, and how to integrate public and civic service into your life in meaningful ways. 


When: Tuesday, January 10th, 2023, 7:00-8:00pm ET

Where: Zoom


While many Harvardians go on to become titans of business, medicine, and law, others devote their lives to public service. For this event, Ambassador Chase Untermeyer '68 will discuss his past in civic service and the benefits of devoting oneself to the service of others.


A 1968 graduate of Harvard College with honors in government, Ambassador Chase Untermeyer served as a Navy officer during the Vietnam War. Afterward, he returned home to serve in the Texas Legislature. From there he moved to Washington as an executive assistant to Vice President George H.W. Bush. Later, President Reagan appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower & Reserve Affairs. In the first Bush administration, he returned to the White House as Director of Presidential Personnel and later was appointed Director of the Voice of America. He represented the United States as Ambassador to Qatar under President George W. Bush. Today, Ambassador Untermeyer is professor of practice at the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs. He has written three volumes of memoirs of his service in the Reagan and Bush administrations. He has served at all levels of government: local, state, national, and international. He has worked in business, academia, and journalism.


Fee: FREE!