President | Council on Foreign Relations
Dr. Richard Haass is in his 20th year as president of the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served in the State Department under Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, at the White House under George H.W. Bush, and the Pentagon during the Carter administration. He was U.S. envoy to the Cyprus negotiations and the Northern Ireland peace process; after 9/11, he was U.S. coordinator for the future of Afghanistan.
Haass is the author or editor of fourteen books on American foreign policy and one book on management. His next book, “The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens,” was published by Penguin Press in January 2023. A Rhodes Scholar, Haass holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, the doctorate of philosophy degree from Oxford University and numerous honorary degrees. He is also the recipient of the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award, the Presidential Citizens Medal, and the Tipperary International Peace Award. Haass was born in Brooklyn and lives in New York City.