Jamestown Foundation Names New President

Washington, DC — The Board of Directors of the Jamestown Foundation today announced the appointment of Glen E. Howard as the Foundation’s new president. Howard assumed the presidency effective July 7, 2003.

"Ever since Jamestown founder Bill Geimer died in December 2002, we’ve been seeking a successor who shares Bill’s vision, experience, and passion," said Barbara Abbott Buchanan, interim Jamestown president and Board member. "We were fortunate to find Glen Howard. He is uniquely qualified to lead Jamestown into its third decade of delivering quality information and analysis to the policy makers who need it most."

Mr. Howard is Executive Director of the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya, and previously served as a Policy Analyst for the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He earned his Masters degree in Soviet & East European Studies from the University of Kansas and a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Oklahoma State University. Howard also studied at Moscow’s prestigious Pushkin Institute.

"Glen Howard is a superb choice of leader to build on Bill Geimer’s remarkable accomplishment," said Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. National Security Advisor and a member of Jamestown’s Board of Advisors.

Mr. Howard specializes in defense and energy issues in the Middle East and Eurasia. Fluent in Russian and proficient in Azerbaijani, Turkish and Arabic, he is a prolific author on economic, political and strategic affairs in the Middle East and Central Asia. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Central Asia-Caucasus Analysts and Jane’s Islamic Affairs.

"I look forward to working with Jamestown’s world-class experts," said Howard, "As we focus our attention on the threats emanating from rogue states and terrorist syndicates, providing policy makers with insider analysis will be Jamestown’s unique contribution to the war on terrorism."

Founded in 1984, The Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Russia, and Eurasia. Jamestown’s research and analysis is available to the public free-of-charge via Jamestown’s website, www.jamestown.org.