It is with deep sadness that Fund for Peace recognizes the passing of its former Board Trustee, Ambassador Princeton Lyman.

As a former Assistant Secretary of State for African affairs (1981-1986), U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria (1986-1989), Director of U.S. Refugee programs (1989-1992), U.S. Ambassador to South Africa (1992-1995), and Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (1996-1998), Ambassador Lyman will be remembered as one of the United States’ most successful and skilled diplomats. Most recently, Ambassador Lyman served as the U.S. Special Envoy for South Sudan (2011-2013), a post that culminated in him helping to oversee the implementation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

Until his appointment to be U.S. Special Envoy for South Sudan in 2011, Ambassador Lyman served as a Board Trustee of Fund for Peace during the presidency of Dr. Pauline Baker, a period marked by many institutional achievements including the development of the Fragile States Index, a program that endures to this day, further contributing to a deeper understanding of conflict risk. Ambassador Lyman also served on the Board of Directors of the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative, a close partner to Fund for Peace.

Fund for Peace extends its condolences and sympathies to Ambassador Lyman’s family.