Founder and Board Member Hugh T. Dugan


Hugh oversaw the revival of the ancient Olympic Truce for the modern era while serving as US Delegate to the United Nations & advisor to 11 US Ambassadors to the UN between 1989 and 2015.  He has been honored and awarded by the International Olympic Committee on several occasions for his contributions to the Olympic Movement.

In addition to his active role running the Truce Foundation, he is currently Deputy Presidential Special Envoy for Hostage Affairs in Washington, D.C. He last served as professor of diplomacy at Seton Hall University (USA), and been a guest commentator on international affairs for major media groups.

As a decades-long senior diplomat and scholar, Hugh's civic service has also included: Vanderbilt YMCA in NYC, chair; Phyt Cares, vice president; SOS Children's Villages-USA, vice chair; Academic Council on the UN System, board.  He graduated with honors from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Wharton School of Business. Growing up he skated at the US Olympic Ice Rink in nearby Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He and his wife and two daughters live in Princeton, home of the first US Olympic Team (1896).