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William Braucher Wood MBA

Self Description

March 2008: "William Braucher Wood presented his credentials as Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on April 16, 2007. From 2003 to 2007, he was Ambassador to Columbia.

Ambassador Wood has been a professional foreign service officer for more than 30 years. He has focused on multilateral, political-military, and economic development issues, and has served abroad in Latin America and Europe. In addition to several other awards, in 1998 he received the James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence for his work at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and, in 2002, he received the Distinguished Service Award, the highest award offered by the Department of State.

Ambassador Wood received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Bucknell University in 1973 and a Master of Business Administration degree, with a specialization in international finance, from the George Washington University in 1975."

Third-Party Descriptions

October 2007: "One well known supporter of glyphosate as a counternarcotics tool is the American ambassador in Kabul, William B. Wood, who arrived in April after a four-year posting as ambassador to Colombia. There, Mr. Wood oversaw the American-financed counternarcotics program, Plan Colombia, which relies heavily on the aerial spraying of coca, the raw material for cocaine."


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Student/Trainee (past or present) Bucknell University Organization Mar 26, 2008
Student/Trainee (past or present) George Washington University, The (GW) Organization Mar 26, 2008
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) State Department/Department of State (DOS) Organization Mar 26, 2008

Articles and Resources

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Oct 08, 2007 Afghans Pressed by U.S. on Plan to Spray Poppies

QUOTE: But officials said the skeptics — who include American military and intelligence officials and European diplomats in Afghanistan — fear that any spraying of American-made chemicals over Afghan farms would be a boon to Taliban propagandists. Some of those officials say that the political cost could be especially high if the herbicide destroys food crops that farmers often plant alongside their poppies.

New York Times