Famous People who Majored in International Affairs

List of famous people who majored in international affairs, including photos when available. This list of famous international affairs majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in international affairs. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in international affairs you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

List is made up of a variety of people, including John F. Kennedy and Ron Silver.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were international affairs majors?" and "Which famous people studied international affairs?"

  • John F. Kennedy
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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by initials JFK and Jack, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his work as president dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba. A Democrat, Kennedy represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate prior to becoming president. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard University in 1940, before joining the U.S. Naval Reserve the following year. During World War II, he ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)
    • Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
  • Bill Richardson
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    William Blaine Richardson III (born November 15, 1947) is an American politician, author, and diplomat, who served as the 30th governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011. He was also U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary in the Clinton administration, a U.S. Congressman, chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. In December 2008, he was nominated for the cabinet-level position of Secretary of Commerce in the first Obama administration, but withdrew a month later as he was investigated for possible improper business dealings in New Mexico. Although the investigation was later dropped, it was seen to have ...more
    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Pasadena, California, USA
  • Ron Silver
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    Ronald Arthur Silver (July 2, 1946 – March 15, 2009) was an American actor, director, producer, radio host, and political activist. As an actor, he portrayed Henry Kissinger, Alan M. Dershowitz and Angelo Dundee. He was awarded a Tony in 1988 for Best Actor for Speed-the-Plow, a satirical dissection of the American movie business.
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1946-2009)
    • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • David Petraeus
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    David Howell Petraeus (; born November 7, 1952) is a retired United States Army general and public official. He served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from September 6, 2011, until his resignation on November 9, 2012. Prior to his assuming the directorship of the CIA, Petraeus served 37 years in the United States Army. His last assignments in the Army were as commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) from July 4, 2010, to July 18, 2011. His other four-star assignments include serving as the 10th Commander, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) from October 13, 2008, to June 30, 2010, and as Commanding ...more
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Cornwall on Hudson, New York, United States of America
  • Robert L. Johnson
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    Robert L. Johnson

    Robert Louis Johnson (born April 8, 1946) is an American entrepreneur, media magnate, executive, philanthropist, and investor. He is the co-founder of BET, which was acquired by Viacom in 2001. He also founded RLJ Companies, a holding company that invests in various business sectors. Johnson is the former majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. He became the first black American billionaire. Johnson's companies have counted among the most prominent African-American businesses in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Hickory, Mississippi
  • Jessica P. Einhorn served as Dean of Washington's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University from 2001 until 2012. Einhorn succeeded Paul Wolfowitz, who resigned in 2001 to become the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense. Einhorn is also a member of the Board of Directors of Time Warner, Inc., a member of the Board of Directors of BlackRock, Inc., a former director of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former managing director at the World Bank. Einhorn holds a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University, an M.A. in international relations from SAIS, and a B.A. from Barnard College. She is the first alumnus of SAIS to become its dean.
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: New York