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Dr. Leslie H. Gelb

Dr. Gelb is currently the President of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Gelb received his B.A. from Tufts, followed by an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Leslie Gelb held many notable positions with the New York Times, including editor of the Op-Ed page, national security correspondent, and diplomatic correspondent.

When Dr. Gelb was at the U.S. Department of Defense, he earned the Pentagon’s highest award, the “Distinguished Service Award”.

He is the author of Anglo-American Relations, 1945-1950: Toward a Theory of Alliances (1988). He is co-author of The Irony of Vietnam: The System Worked (1980), which won him the American Political Science Association’s Woodrow Wilson Award; Our Own Worst Enemy: The Unmaking of American Foreign Policy (1984), and Claiming the Heavens (1988). In 1985 Dr. Gelb was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism.