Max Singer

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Max Singer is a member of the Board of Directors and a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute.


According to his Institute biography, "Max Singer is an author and policy analyst. Through his firm, The Potomac Organization, he consults and does public policy research for business, government, and non-governmental organizations. In 1961 he helped Herman Kahn establish Hudson Institute.

"Singer served as president of Hudson Institute from 1965 to 1973. He then spent three years directing the World Institute in Jerusalem before returning to open a Washington, D.C., office for Hudson. In 1982 he left the staff of Hudson to become a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, and in 1983 he established The Potomac Organization. He is a trustee of Hudson Institute and author and speaker on a wide range of topics.

"Recently Singer has consulted and written on issues of the changing international order; economic development and long-term environmental protection; public policy questions related to the collapse of the Soviet Union; the uses of 'informal' data (or soft statistics); and other matters.

"His book, The REAL World Order: Zones of Peace/Zones of Turmoil (with Aaron Wildavsky, deceased 1993)[1], won the 1996 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. His articles have appeared in publications such as: The Public Interest; Commentary; Reader's Digest; The National Interest; The New Republic; and The New York Times Sunday Magazine.

"Singer was educated at Colby and Columbia Colleges, and holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Harvard Law School." [2]

"Max Singer is a public policy analyst who has been involved with several public-policy think tanks. He cofounded The Hudson Institute, one of the first conservative think tanks, served as director of Jerusalem's World Institute, and in 1983 established the Potomac Organization."[3]

Max Singer, "an endorser of the CFW [Committee for the Free World], is president of the conservative business strategy consulting firm the Potomac Organization. He went to Honduras in 1983 where he offered advice on how to improve the image of the contras. Of high priority, Singer obsrved, was the avoidance of the image of the contras as a U.S.-run army. Singer also noted that he was planning to return to Washington to write a book promoting the contras. Singer was on the board of Friends of the Democratic Center in Central America (PRODEMCA). PRODEMCA was founded to support incipient democratic processes in Central America. It has a controversial history because of its advocacy of the Nicaraguan contras and involvement in the IranContra affair."[4]

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