Leslie H. Gelb

President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations
New York, NY

Leslie H. Gelb serves as President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Gelb was Assistant Secretary of State for political/military affairs from 1977-1979, as well as the Director of Policy Planning and Arms Control for International Security Affairs at the Department of Defense from 1967-1969. He later taught at Georgetown University and was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Gelb is a former National Security Diplomatic Correspondent for the New York Times, where he won the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of the forthcoming book Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue Foreign Policy.