Director of New York Office, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Lukas Haynes has been the Director of the New York Office of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation since January 2005. He has also served as the foundation’s program officer for international peace and security grantmaking since February 2002.
Mr. Haynes is an expert on international security issues — and a lifelong baseball fan.
Prior to joining the foundation, he was a Carr Center Fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
From 2000 to 2001, he served on the U.S. Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as speechwriter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Mr. Haynes has taught international relations at Occidental College and the University of Massachusetts in Boston. He has also given talks on military intervention, nuclear nonproliferation and international grantmaking at Harvard, West Point and Princeton.
From 1996 to 1997, he worked as regional representative for OXFAM in the former Yugoslavia and as a post-war strategy adviser in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and earned his MA in International Relations from Oxford University.