President, Council on Foreign Relations
Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2013, he chaired negotiations in Northern Ireland that provided the basis of the Stormont House Agreement and earned him the Tipperary International Peace Award. From 2001 to 2003, he was director of policy planning for the State Department, US coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan, and US envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. From 1989 to 1993, he was special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the National Security Council staff. Haass is author or editor of 13 books.