Jessica Mathews

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Jessica Mathews
Born Jessica Tuchman Mathews
(1946-07-04) July 4, 1946 (age 68)
Nationality United States
Alma mater Radcliffe College, A.B. 1967
Caltech, Ph.D. 1973
Employer Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1997–present
Home town New York, New York
Title Director, National Security Council Office of Global Issues
Term 1977–1979
Board member of
Editorial board, Washington Post, 1980–1982
Spouse(s) General Charles G. Boyd
Parents Barbara Wertheim Tuchman, historian, Pulitzer Prize winner
Lester Tuchman, MD, professor Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Jessica Tuchman Mathews (born July 4, 1946) has been president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a foreign policy think tank in Washington, D.C., since 1997.[1] She has held jobs in the executive and legislative branches of government, management and research in nonprofits, and journalism.

Biography[edit]

Jessica Tuchman Mathews 2009

Jessica Tuchman Matthews was born on July 4, 1946, to Barbara Tuchman (1912–1989), historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, and Lester Tuchman (c. 1904–1997), medical researcher and professor of clinical medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.[2]

Mathews attended Radcliffe College (1963–1967), earning her A.B. in 1967. She continued her education in biochemistry and biophysics at California Institute of Technology (1968–1973), receiving her doctorate in 1973.[3]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[4]

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.[5] 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 75 years.[6] She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.[7]

Family[edit]

Mathews is the daughter of historian Barbara Tuchman. She is married to former Air Force General Charles G. Boyd.[citation needed]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Carnegie Endowment Proposal to Back Weapons Inspectors in Iraq With a U.N. Military Troop of 50,000". All Things Considered. NPR. September 5, 2002. Retrieved November 6, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Obituary: Lester Tuchman, Internist and Professor, 93". New York Times. December 19, 1997. Retrieved November 23, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Jessica Tuchman Mathews (PhD '73) Elected to Harvard Corporation". 2012. 
  4. ^ "Spy Satellite Photos May Aid In Global Environment Study". New York Times. May 7, 1992. Retrieved November 6, 2008. 
  5. ^ Ross, Eric B. (July 5, 1994). "A Malthusian Premise Empties the Countryside". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved November 6, 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ Naidoo, Kumi (May 8, 2000). "The New Civic Globalism". The Nation. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  7. ^ "Steering Committee". bilderbergmeetings.org. Bilderberg Group. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 

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