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Leslie H. Gelb

Leslie H. GelbAKA Leslie Howard Gelb

Born: 4-Mar-1937
Birthplace: New Rochelle, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President, Council on Foreign Relations, 1993-2003

Wife: Judith Cohen (m. 2-Aug-1959, three children)

    High School: New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY (1955)
    University: BA, Tufts University
    University: MA, Harvard University
    University: PhD, Harvard University
    Professor: Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University (1965-66)
    Professor: Visiting Professor, Georgetown University (1969-73)
    Administrator: Trustee, Tufts University

    Council on Foreign Relations President (1993-2003)
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Senior Associate (1980-81)
    Ploughshares Fund Advisory Board
    The New York Times National Security Correspondent (1981-93)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs (1977-79)
    Brookings Institution Senior Fellow (1969-73)
    US Defense Department Director of Policy Planning & Arms Control for Intl. Security Affairs (1967-69)
    Congressional Staff Exec. Asst. to Sen. Jacob K. Javits (1966-67)
    Pulitzer Prize Explanatory Journalism (1985)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
    International Crisis Group Board
    Nixon Center Board of Directors
    Pacific Council on International Policy
    United Against Nuclear Iran Advisory Board
    VoteVets Board of Advisors
    Watson Institute Overseer

Author of books:
Anglo-American Relations, 1945-1949: Toward a Theory of Alliances (1964, international affairs)
The Irony of Vietnam: The System Worked (1979, international affairs)
Our Own Worst Enemy: The Unmaking of American Foreign Policy (1984, international affairs)
Claiming the Heavens: The New York Times Complete Guide to the Star Wars Debate (1988, international affairs)
Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy (2009, international affairs)


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