Ambassador Robert Gallucci Elected as Stimson Center Board Member

October 3, 2018

For Immediate Release
October 3, 2018
Contact: Lillian Mercho, [email protected], 202-478-3409

Washington, DC — The Stimson Center announced today that Ambassador Robert Gallucci has joined the Board of Directors. In that capacity, Ambassador Gallucci will help guide the strategic direction of the Center while also contributing his own formidable expertise to Stimson’s global research agenda.

“His demonstrated insights into a remarkable spectrum of global issues, his penchant for practical action, and his irrepressible wit, make me proud to welcome Ambassador Gallucci to the Stimson Board,” said Brian Finlay, President and CEO of the Center. “The Ambassador’s career is a reminder of how a principled nonpartisan perspective can help make the world a better place—even in the midst of a bitterly divided political landscape.”

Ambassador Gallucci is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. He previously served as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large and Special Envoy for the U.S. Department of State, focused on the non-proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction. He was the chief US negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994 and served as Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs and as Deputy Executive Chairman of the UN Special Commission following the first Gulf War. Upon leaving public service, Ambassador Gallucci served as Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University for 13 years before he became president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

“I am pleased and honored to join the board of the Stimson Center. Over the years, I have been impressed with the Center's work and admired its leadership,” said Ambassador Gallucci. “This is an opportunity to join a team of dedicated and creative professionals, who are having a real impact on the most vexing problems of security, governance and the environment facing the nation and the international community today.”

The Stimson Center is a nonpartisan policy research center working to solve the world’s greatest threats to security and prosperity.

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