A doctoral graduate of Harvard University, Alan Keyes (b. 1950) began his diplomatic career in the U.S. Foreign Service in 1979 at the United States consulate in Bombay, India, and later in the American embassy in Zimbabwe. Keyes was appointed Ambassador to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations by President Ronald Reagan, and served as Reagan's Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 1985 to 1987.
J.K. Rowling reveals how she gave Alan Rickman a major clue about Snape's character. Warning: manly tears will be shed.