LOS ANGELES, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors
of the Pacific Council on International Policy is pleased to announce the
appointment of Dr. Jerrold Green, Senior Advisor for the Middle East and
South Asia at the RAND Corporation, as the Council's next President and
Chief Executive Officer. Green will also serve as Research Professor at the
University of Southern California.
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The Pacific Council is a selective membership, international affairs
organization, with the membership consisting of more than 1200 leaders from
diverse professional and business backgrounds, and with headquarters
located on the campus of the University of Southern California. Throughout
the year the Council hosts highly interactive programs that regularly draw
a distinguished group of speakers and participants, complemented by the
growing think tank capacity of Fellows and Task Forces.
"Jerry Green brings to the Council vast international expertise and
experience. The institutional partnerships he has forged around the world
are truly impressive," said Warren Christopher, Co-Chair of the Pacific
Council and former Secretary of State.
Dr. Green previously served in several leadership positions at RAND,
including Director of International Programs and Development, Director of
the Center for Middle East Public Policy and Associate Chairman of the
Research Staff Management Department. Prior to joining RAND, Green was
Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of
Political Science and Sociology at the University of Arizona. During the
period from 2004-2006, Dr. Green was a partner in Best Associates, a
merchant banking firm with extensive international business interests
headquartered in Dallas.
"Building on the solid foundation established by founding President Abe
Lowenthal and the current President, Geoffrey Garrett, Dr. Green is ideally
suited to lead the Pacific Council to the next level of achievement and
distinction," said John E. Bryson, Chairman and CEO of Edison International
and Co-Chair of the Pacific Council.
Green is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has served on
the boards of several corporations and universities, and civic groups
including the Asia Society of Southern California, Cappello Group, Inc.,
the Conektas Group, Dubai, the Defense Group, Inc., and the Middle East
Institute, Columbia University.
Federal Judge Pamela Rymer, who chaired the Pacific Council's Search
Committee, commented: "We are gratified by the strong interest in the
Council expressed by many who were considered for the position, and we are
pleased that Dr. Green has agreed to join the Council."
Professor Elizabeth Garrett, USC Vice President for Academic Planning
and Budget commented, "USC and the Pacific Council share a commitment to
increasing our understanding of the global forces that shape today's world.
The University looks forward to working with Dr. Green to build closer ties
between USC and the Pacific Council, facilitating interactions among our
students, faculty and alumni and the PCIP membership. In particular, Dr.
Green will be closely involved with the Annenberg School for Communication,
the Marshall School of Business, and the College of Letters, Arts and
Sciences as we advance our shared objectives of expanding our knowledge of
our world through a global and interdisciplinary approach to research that
impacts our society."
Dr. Green will take up his appointment as President and CEO of the
Pacific Council in May, after Dr. Geoffrey Garrett leaves to become
founding CEO of the United States Studies Centre in Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Green holds an MA and PhD in political science from the University
of Chicago and a BA from the University of Massachusetts/Boston.
SOURCE Pacific Council on International Policy