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John M. Deutch

John M. Deutch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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John Deutch is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Deutch has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1970, and has served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Dean of Science, and Provost.  He served as Director of Central Intelligence from May 1995-December 1996. From 1994-1995, he served as Deputy Secretary of Defense and served as Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology from 1993-1994. Dr. Deutch has also served as Director of Energy Research (1977-1979), Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Technology (1979), and Undersecretary (1979-80) in the United States Department of Energy. He has published over 160 technical publications in physical chemistry, as well as numerous publications on technology, energy, international security, and public policy issues.  He received the Aspen Strategy Group Leadership Award in 2004 and was the Phi Beta Kappa “Orator” at Harvard University, 2005. He was the Godkin Lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government in 2010. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council. In 2009 Dr. Deutch received the MIT Gordon Y Billard award: “… for special service of outstanding merit performed for the Institute.” He is a member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and the Aspen Strategy Group.