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John Graham has forged his role as a global leader over five decades. A U.S. Foreign Service Officer for fifteen years, he was in the middle of the (first) revolution in Libya in 1969, then led a team in one of the most difficult and dangerous areas of the war in Vietnam. For three years in the mid-seventies, he was a member of NATO’s top-secret Nuclear Planning Group, then served as a foreign policy advisor at the U.S. Congress for Senator John Glenn. At the United Nations, he led a team of American diplomats wrestling with the political and economic problems of the developing world. He's helped lead the Giraffe Heroes Project since 1984 and is now President of Giraffe Heroes International. His leadership of environmental groups in the Pacific Northwest has led to major progress on key issues.

Graham gives speeches and seminars on leadership and civic engagement all over the world. His books, articles and blogs make him a frequent commentator on major television and radio programs and in print.

Contact John Graham directly at or 425-931-5657, US Pacific Time

Updates & Interviews

John Graham talks to Russian TV audience about NATO  (3-22-19)

Here is the English version of a short interview I did with NTV March 22. NTV is Russia broadcast television and under Kremlin control. But I am not censored and was able to get my views on NATO/Russia tensions out to a lot of Russians (NTV claims a viewership of 102 million for the Sunday primetime news magazine show I was on).

John Graham on Chaos in Libya 5-3-17

Egypt continues its military operations in Libya against Islamic-State-aligned militants. John Graham, a former US diplomat based in Libya, tells RT America’s Anya Parampil that “NATO should have known that ISIS thrives on chaos,” and that the need for US-Russian cooperation on Libya and related problems is vital.

The Prinsendam Rescue--35th Reunion NPR interview--December 1, 2015

KPLU, a Seattle NPR affiliate, interviews John Graham and his daughter Malory, both survivors of the burning and sinking of the cruise ship Prinsendam in October 1980. The Coast Guard calls this rescue- in a violent storm in the Gulf of Alaska-- "the greatest air-sea rescue ever."

RT Interview: Terror Attacks in France 7-26-16

John Graham on RT Discusses Terror Attacks in France

Rainmakers TV Interviews John Graham on Egypt, Adventuring and More -- July 21, 2013

How Do We Be Safe?

What makes us safe in a very unsafe world? John Graham spoke at the Caux Forum on Human Security, a by-invitation global gathering of leaders he called “one of the most exciting and promising conferences I've been to in years.” Read his blog article.


Author and motivational speaker John Graham talks about his adventurous early years--and how they led to a life of service--on "KCTS 9 Connects" with host Enrique Cerna.

The Everyday Mystic

John Graham doesn't often get a chance to talk publicly about the three years he spent as as mystic, but a gathering on Whidbey Island gave him this opportunity.

Selected Articles About John Graham

Climbing the Wickersham Wall, Harvard Magazine

A Lifetime of Sticking His Neck Out, For a Change Initiatives of Change International Profile

In Praise of Giraffes, Harvard Magazine

Selected Articles by John Graham