The Foundation Presidents' Roundtable Series : A Conversation with Robert Gallucci

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Topics:  PSI, Robert Gallucci
Publication Date: 
03/05/2012

The Foundation Presidents' Roundtable Series--A Conversation with Robert Gallucci, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Moderated by Jane Wales, Vice President, Philanthropy and Society,

The Aspen Institute

March 5, 2012

About the Speaker:

Robert Gallucci became president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on July 1, 2009. Prior to joining MacArthur, Dr. Gallucci built an outstanding career in foreign affairs. He served as Dean of Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service for 13 years and completed 21 years of government service, serving with the U.S. Department of State as Ambassador at Large since 1994.

In 1998, he was appointed as Special Envoy to deal with the threat posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction. He held this position, concurrent with his appointment as Dean, until January 2001. Dr. Gallucci earned a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, followed by a master's and doctorate in Politics from Brandeis University. Before joining the State Department, he taught at Swarthmore College, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Georgetown University. He has received fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University, and the Brookings Institution. He is married to Jennifer Sims; they have a daughter and a son.

About the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation:

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. The Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. Through its support, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media. The Foundation has awarded more than $4 billion in grants over its 33-year history, supporting work in the United States and more than 60 countries around the world.