Special Projects Officer
Mr. Hardy, a Howard alumnus, returned to
his alma mater upon retiring from the Senior U.S. Foreign
Service in 1988. A
WWII Veteran, Mr. Hardy worked in the U.S. Department of the
Treasury and Defense before joining United States
Informational Agency in 1956.
His domestic and diplomatic career with U.S.I.A and the
Department of State spanned some 38 years.
From 1963-66, he served as Cultural
Affairs, Public Affairs and U.S. Consular Officer in newly
independent Algeria’s three major cities, Algiers,
Constantine and Oran. He
served as Director of the
(1968 to 1971). In 1971-72, he was a Fellow at
’s Center for International Affairs. During the last years
of Vietnam War (1972 to 1975), Hardy served as Cultural and
Public Affairs Officer in
From 1975-88, he was Deputy Director for African
Programs and Chief for West African programs, Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department. of State;
USIA’S Assistant Director for Cultural and Information
Centers; Public Affairs Advisor to the Permanent U.S.
Delegation to UNESCO, Paris; Advisor to several U.S.
Delegations on cultural programs at Paris, Belgrade, and
Mexico City; Advisor to U.S. delegations to ITU, Geneva on
High Frequency Radio Broadcasting and Satellite
communications; Deputy Executive Director of the Board of
Examiners, State Department, and Staff Advisor to the Economic
Summit, Williamsburg, VA (1984.)
Mr. Hardy has received two honor awards from USIA and
one from the Department of State.
USIA awarded him the Career Service Award for Diplomacy
on his retirement. At
Howard, he serves as a Consultant to the Patricia Roberts
Harris Public Affairs Program and Special Projects Officer to
the Bunche Center Director.