Monday, July 4, 2011

On July 4

On this day in ...
... 1946 (65 years ago today), Dr. Jessica Tuchman Mathews (left) was born. (photo credit) Her father was a medical school professor; her mother, the Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Barbara Tuchman (1912-1989). Mathews earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology from California Institute of Technology, and then began a career in scientific research, news-column-writing, and policy-making in both the private and public sectors. Among her governmental positions deputy was to the Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs, in the 1990s. Since 1997 she's been the President of the Carnegie Endowment for the Peace. She's the 1st woman to lead that century-old foreign policy thinktank, which has headquarters in Washington, D.C., and offices in Moscow, Beijing, Brussels, and Beirut.

(Prior July 4 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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