Sichan Siv is the bestselling author of Golden
Bones, an American dream
story, published by HarperCollins. He was nominated by President George
W. Bush in 2001 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate as a United States
ambassador to the United Nations, serving until 2006. In June 2005, Ambassador
Siv addressed the 60th anniversary of the U.N. in San Francisco, following
a tradition set by Presidents Truman in 1945, Eisenhower 1955, Johnson
1965, Secretary of State Schultz 1985, and Clinton 1995.
From 1989 to 1993, during the administration of President
George Bush, Ambassador Siv served as Deputy Assistant to the President
at the White House, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department.
In the private sector, he has held positions in social services, educational
exchange, financial management, and investment banking. Currently, he
provides global strategic advice and give motivational speeches around
the USA and the world.
Ambassador Siv holds a master of international affairs from Columbia
University. He escaped Cambodia's killing fields in 1976 and was resettled
as a refugee in Wallingford, Connecticut. He and his wife, the former
Martha Pattillo of Pampa, Texas, spend their time in San Antonio, New
York, and beyond.