AMBASSADOR ALAN KEYES
Founder and Chairman of Board of the Declaration Foundation
Ambassador Alan Keyes, candidate for the 2000 Republican Presidential nomination and founder and Chairman of the Board of The Declaration Foundation, is an author and public speaker on a wide range of national and foreign policy issues; an educator; the writer of a weekly nationally distributed column on current affairs; and the host of The Alan Keyes Show: Americas Wake-up Call, a nationally syndicated "call-in" radio talk show.
During Ronald Reagans presidency, from 1981 to 1987, Alan Keyes was United States Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and later served as Assistant Secretary of the State for International Organizations.
Following government service, Ambassador Keyes was President of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) and founder of CAGWs National Taxpayers Action Day (1989-1991), served as Interim President of Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama (1991).
Twice nominated for the United States Senate in Maryland (1988 and 1992). Ambassador Keyes is the author of Masters of the Dream: The Strength and Betrayal of Black America (1995, William Morrow Co.) and Our Character, Our Future: Reclaiming Americas Moral Destiny (1996, Zondervan Publishing House). He received both undergraduate and doctoral degrees in government affairs from Harvard University.
Ambassador Keyes has appeared on ABCs Nightline; NBCs Today Show, CBS Morning News, PBS MacNeil-Lehrer Report, CNNs Larry King Live, and PBS Days of Rage (1989), Black American Conservatism (1991), and The issue Is Race (1992).
Born in New York City on August 7, 1950, Ambassador Keyes is married to Jocelyn Marcel Keyes. Their children are Francis, 14; Maya, 11; and Andrew, 7.