|Born||Jessica Tuchman Mathews
July 4, 1946
|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|
|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) is the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a foreign policy think tank in Washington, D.C. She has held the post since 1997. Her career includes posts in the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism.
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.
Mathews attended Radcliffe College (1963–1967), earning her A.B. magna cum laude in 1967. She continued her education in biochemistry and biophysics at California Institute of Technology (1968–1973), receiving her doctorate in 1973.
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.
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 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 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 75 years.
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 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, the Joyce Foundation, and Hanesbrands inc., among others. She is also a guiding coalition member of the Project on National Security Reform.
Mathews is the daughter of Pulitzer Prize winning Historian Barbara Tuchman. Her current husband is former Air Force General Charles G. Boyd, Starr Distinguished National Security Fellow at the Center for the National Interest, a recipient of the Air Force Cross, and the only Vietnam War former POW to rise to four-star rank.
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