WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2018 — Hudson Institute announced the creation of the Ravenel B. Curry III Chair to be held initially by Hudson distinguished fellow Walter Russell Mead for a five-year period. The position is made possible by a $3 million gift to the Institute by Ravenel B. Curry III.
“We are deeply grateful for Ravenel’s generosity and visionary leadership, and his trust in Hudson Institute to promote seasoned, intellectual discourse,” said Hudson Institute President and CEO Kenneth R. Weinstein. “We share his dedication to the power of free peoples and free markets and look forward to Walter’s always-insightful work on these matters.”
Ravenel Curry III is the managing director and chief investment officer of Eagle Capital Management LLC. He co-founded the investment firm in 1988 with his wife, Elizabeth Curry, who passed away in 2015. Previously, Curry served as a portfolio manager at the Duke Endowment, and as a partner at H.C. Wainwright. He is a member of Hudson Institute’s Chairman’s Advisory Board and is also a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute, the Manhattan Institute, and The New York Historical Society.
Walter Russell Mead will be the first Hudson Institute fellow to assume the Curry Chair, where he will further his research on national security and international affairs. Mead is the Global View Columnist at The Wall Street Journal and the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College in New York. Before joining Hudson, Mead was a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations as the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy. He has authored numerous books, including the widely-recognized Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004). Mead’s next book, entitled The Arc of A Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People, will be published during his time as the Curry Chair.
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