José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States. Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. José Miguel Insulza took office as OAS Secretary General on May 26 of 2005. A lawyer by profession Mr. Insulza has a master's in political science from the University of Michigan. Mr. Insulza was Political Advisor to the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Chile when Salvador Allende was president.