Jamestown Welcomes New Board Members, General Michael V. Hayden, and Bruce Riedel


Contact: Nicholas Rodman

WASHINGTON, DC (3/22/11) – Jamestown President Glen E. Howard announced the addition of two new members to The Jamestown Foundation Board. General Michael V. Hayden (USAF Ret.) has served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Director of the National Security Agency and is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group. Bruce Riedel, a former CIA analyst, currently serves as a Senior Fellow in foreign policy at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy of the Brookings Institution. Together General Hayden and Mr. Riedel have played a prominent role in forging U.S. national security policy for over three decades. Howard stated that the addition of these two leading figures in U.S. national security further strengthens the expertise drawn upon by The Jamestown Foundation as a leading provider of research and analysis on conflict and instability in Eurasia, the Middle East, and China. Through their guidance, Jamestown will reinforce its ability to provide in-depth, timely, and impartial analysis of global strategic issues facing the United States.

General Michael V. Hayden served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2006 to 2009 and was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions and capabilities of America’s adversaries, producing timely analysis for decision makers, and conducting covert operations to thwart terrorists and other enemies of the United States. Before becoming Director of the CIA, General Hayden served as the country’s first Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence – and was the highest-ranking intelligence officer in the armed forces. Earlier, he served as Commander of the Air Intelligence Agency, Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, Director of the National Security Agency from 1999 to 2005, and Chief of the Central Security Service. General Hayden graduated from Duquesne University with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1967 and a master’s degree in modern American history in 1969. He was a distinguished graduate of the university’s ROTC program, and began his active military service in 1969. General Hayden is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group in Washington DC.
Bruce Riedel is a Senior Fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He retired in 2006 after 30 years of service at the Central Intelligence Agency including postings overseas. Mr. Riedel was a senior advisor on South Asia and the Middle East to four Presidents of the United States in the staff of the National Security Council at the White House. He was a negotiator at several Arab-Israeli peace summits including Camp David and Wye River. He was also Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Near East and South Asia at the Pentagon and a senior advisor at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels. In January 2009 President Barack Obama asked him to chair a review of American policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan, the results of which the President announced in a speech on March 27, 2009. Mr. Riedel is the author of The Search for al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology and Future and Deadly Embrace; Pakistan, America, and the Future of Global Jihad published by Brookings Press. He teaches at Georgetown University and SAIS.

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, Eurasia and the world of terrorism. Jamestown produces three periodic publications: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Terrorism Monitor, and China Brief. Jamestown research and analysis is available to the public free-of-charge via Jamestown’s website, www.jamestown.org.

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