Ambler H. Moss, J.D.


(Yale University)

Ambler H. Moss, Jr. is presently Professor of International Studies at the University of Miami and teaches courses in the United Nations, U.S.-Latin American Relations, foreign policy and negotiation. He is of counsel to the law firm of Greenberg Traurig in Miami. He was the founding Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Miami, and held that position from 1984 to 1994; he was Director of the Dante B. Fascell North-South Center from 1984-2004.

From 1977 to 1978 he was involved with the negotiation of the U.S.-Panama Canal Treaties and their ratification, and was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations. He served as Ambassador to Panama from 1978 until 1982, having been appointed successively by Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. He also served as a member of the U.S.-Panama Consultative Committee from 1978-1982 and from 1995-2001. Previously, as a member of the career Foreign Service, he served in Spain, in the U.S. Delegation to the Organization of American States, and as Spanish Desk Officer in the Department of State.

Mr. Moss received his B.A. from Yale University in 1960 and J.D. in 1970 from the George Washington University. He was an officer in the United States Navy (submarines) and is a life member of the American Legion and Navy League. He is a member of the Bars of Florida and the District of Columbia. From 1972-1976 he was a resident attorney with the law firm of Coudert Brothers in Brussels (Belgium).

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York), Royal Institute of International Affairs (London), the International Institute of Strategic Studies (London) and the Institute of Catalan Studies (Barcelona). He has received decorations from the governments of Spain, Panama, Argentina, and Catalonia. He has also received the Harold Weill Medal from New York University School of Law, and the U.S. Department of the Army Commander’s Award for public service. He was also awarded the “Lawyer of the Americas” citation by the Inter-American Law Review of the University of Miami.

Mr. Moss is fluent in Catalan, Spanish, and French. He is married to Serena Welles Moss and has four children.


INS 460 United Nations Seminar

INS 516-Strategic Thinking, Negotiation and Bargaining

INS 561 Negotiations Within the United Nations Framework

INS 566 Major Issues in U.S.-Latin American Relations