Jessica Tuchman Mathews

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's focus on the fallout of nuclear "spin."

In 1997, Jessice Tuchman Mathews was appointed "President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an international research organization with offices in Washington and Moscow. Dr. Mathews, who holds a PhD in molecular biology, has served in senior positions at the White House, U.S. State Department and U.S. Congress.[1][2]

"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. During that time her Foreign Affairs article, 'Power Shift,' was chosen by the editors as one of the most influential in the journal's 75 years.

"From 1982 to 1993, Dr. 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, health and arms control issues. Later, she became a weekly columnist for The Washington Post, writing a colomn that appeared nationwide and in the Internatinal Tribune." [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. Mathews is a director of Somalogic Inc. and a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation, a Coordinating Committee Member of The Century Foundation, and on the Board of Directors of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. [4]

Matthews "was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 1993 to 1997. Prior to that, she was founding vice president and director of research of the World Resources Institute. She served on the editorial board of The Washington Post in the early 1980s, later becoming a weekly columnist. From 1977 to 1979, she was director of the Office of Global Issues of the National Security Council. In 1993, she returned to government as deputy to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs. Among others, she is also a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Century Foundation, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and the Transportation Policy Project. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and the international advisory board of the Center for International Development at Harvard University." [5]

Mathews received her B.S., magna cum laude, from Radcliffe College and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.

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  1. About, Century Foundation, accessed February 16, 2008.
  2. Directors, Union of Concerned Scientists, accessed September 1, 2009.