Dr. Leslie H. Gelb

Leslie GelbLeslie H. Gelb, now President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, has lived in three worlds.

First, in government, he served as Director of Policy Planning in the Pentagon under President Lyndon Johnson, and Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs under President Jimmy Carter.

Second, he had a career at the New York Times as a correspondent, op-ed page editor and foreign affairs columnist — and won the Pulitzer Prize.

Third, he worked in the think tank world as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment, and ten years as President of the Council on Foreign Relations.

His latest book is Power Rules, which examines how to think about and use international power in the twenty-first century. He serves on many business and NGO boards, lectures, and does business consulting.