FORA.tv Speaker - Jessica Mathews

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Biography

Jessica Tuchman Mathews was appointed president of the Endowment in 1997. Her career includes posts in the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism. She was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 1993 to 1997 and served as director of the Council's Washington program. While there, she published her seminal 1997 Foreign Affairs article, "Power Shift," chosen by the editors as one of the most influential in the journal's seventy-five years. From 1982 to 1993, she was founding vice president and director of research of the World Resources Institute, an internationally known center for policy research on environmental and natural-resource management issues. She served on the editorial board of the Washington Post from 1980 to 1982, covering energy, environment, science, technology, arms control, health, and other issues. Later, she became a weekly columnist for the Washington Post, writing a column that appeared nationwide and in the International Herald Tribune. From 1977 to 1979, she was director of the Office of Global Issues of the National Security Council, covering nuclear proliferation, conventional arms sales policy, chemical and biological warfare, and human rights. In 1993, she returned to government as deputy to the Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs. Mathews is a director of Somalogic Inc. and a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Century Foundation, and the Nuclear Threat Initiative. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Philosophical Society, and the Trilateral Commission. She has previously served on the boards of the Brookings Institution, Radcliffe College, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Surface Transportation Policy Project, and the Joyce Foundation, among others.

11 Programs

Democracy Promotion Under Obama

03.03.09 | 01:29:23 min | 0 comments

Perkovich and Sadjadpour - Strategic Engagement with Iran

10.16.08 | 01:35:49 min | 0 comments

Enhancing America's Role Around the World

08.27.08 | 01:22:56 min | 1 comment

Addressing the Crisis of Iraqi Refugees

07.31.08 | 01:16:25 min | 0 comments

Henry M. Paulson: US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue

06.10.08 | 00:41:12 min | 0 comments

Global Philanthropy Forum: The Case of Iran

04.09.08 | 00:58:26 min | 0 comments

Africa and Smart Development Policy

02.04.08 | 00:47:14 min | 0 comments

The Impact of Afghanistan's Situation

01.18.08 | 01:19:00 min | 0 comments

U.S. and Europe: Confronting Global Challenges

11.08.07 | 00:59:47 min | 0 comments

Lee Hamilton on U.S.-Russia Relations

09.24.07 | 00:38:52 min | 0 comments

Climate Change Int’l Initiatives and Policy

09.13.07 | 00:43:27 min | 0 comments