Ambassador Terry Miller is Director of the Center for International Trade and Economics at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
He is the editor of the Index of Economic Freedom, published annually by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal. He contributed a chapter on the United Nations and development for ConUNdrum: The Limits of the United Nations and the Search for Alternatives, published by Rowman and Littlefield.
Ambassador Miller joined the Heritage Foundation after a distinguished career as a diplomat and public servant. He was appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the United Nations General Assembly in 2006.
Prior to that, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Global Issues. He was Director of the State Department’s Office of Agricultural and Textile Trade and the Offices of Human Rights, Social and Refugee Affairs and Economic and Development Affairs in the Bureau of International Organisations. Ambassador Miller has served in Italy, France, Barbados and New Zealand, including as head of the U.S. Observer Mission to UNESCO. He headed the U.S. delegation to the UN Conference on Trade and Development in 2004 and was lead U.S. negotiator for the Monterrey Consensus on Financing for Development.
Ambassador Miller did both his undergraduate studies in government and his graduate studies in economics at the University of Texas in Austin.