President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Jessica Tuchman Mathews is the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Prior to her appointment in 1997, 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.
From 1982 to 1993, Ms. Mathews 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, Ms. Mathews 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.
Ms. 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 and the Joyce Foundation, among others.
Ms. Mathews earned her B.S. from Radcliffe College and her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.