President, Council on Foreign Relations
Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations, devoted to issues of foreign policy and international relations. He served as senior Middle East advisor to President George H.W. Bush and as a principal advisor to former secretary of state Colin Powell. Haass was US coordinator for Afghanistan policy and US envoy to both the Cyprus and Northern Ireland peace talks. The author or editor of twelve books on US foreign policy and one on management, his latest book, A World in Disarray, will be published in 2017. Haass is the recipient of the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award, the Presidential Citizens Medal, and the Tipperary International Peace Award.