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Kenneth R. Weinstein Elected Hudson Institute President and CEO by Board of Trustees

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WASHINGTON — Hudson CEO Kenneth R. Weinstein has been elected, pursuant to the bylaws of the Hudson Institute Board of Trustees, as President and CEO of the Institute. Former President Herbert I. London will now serve as President Emeritus and as a member of the management committee.

“We are fortunate to have Ken Weinstein lead our Institute into an exciting second half century of unique, future-oriented policy research,” says Board Chairman Allan R. Tessler. “Hudson’s incisive research is helping shape a better tomorrow and Ken will build on Hudson’s strong record of accomplishments.”

“Herbert London, through his many years of service and leadership, has been an excellent President,” says Tessler. “Herb’s important contributions as President Emeritus will continue to be of great value to the Institute.”

Kenneth Weinstein, who first joined Hudson in 1991, holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University in political theory. He has served as CEO of Hudson Institute since June 2005, directing Hudson’s growing Washington operations. Widely respected in the diplomatic and policy arenas, Weinstein has written on international affairs for leading publications in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Weinstein serves by presidential appointment and Senate confirmation as a member of the National Humanities Council, the governing body of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has been decorated with a knighthood in Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. His latest book, co-edited with Paul Aligica, is The Essential Herman Kahn: In Defense of Thinking (Lexington Books, 2009). For his full bio and a selection of his recent commentary, please visit www.hudson.org/weinstein.

Hudson Institute also welcomes two new Trustees: William H. Schweitzer and Margaret Whitehead. Schweitzer served as the Managing Partner of Baker Hostetler’s Washington law office for more than a decade. For over twenty-five years Schweitzer has served as the outside counsel for Republicans on the House Administration Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Whitehead, who earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from George Washington University, served in the Office of First Lady Nancy Reagan and in the U.S. Department of Labor. Her late husband, Clay T. Whitehead, was a distinguished Trustee of the Institute.

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Hudson Institute is a nonpartisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis. Founded in 1961, Hudson is celebrating a half century of forging ideas that promote security, prosperity, and freedom.

Contact: James Bologna, 202-974-6456, jbologna@hudson.org.

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