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Kenneth Weinstein - Participant

Kenneth R. Weinstein is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Institute, a Washington-based policy organization dedicated to promoting a secure, free and prosperous future through U.S. global leadership and international engagement. Weinstein joined the Institute in 1991, and was appointed CEO in June 2005. Weinstein was named President and CEO in March 2011.  Under Weinstein’s leadership, Hudson Institute has grown significantly in size and impact, developing close ties to officials and opinion leaders in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  

A political theorist by training whose academic work focuses on the early Enlightenment, Weinstein has written widely on international affairs for leading publications in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including Le Figaro (France), Le Monde (France), and The Wall Street Journal, and the Yomiuri Shimbun. He has been decorated with a knighthood in Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. Weinstein serves on boards of directors for numerous nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Europe.

He is Acting Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the oversight body for U.S. government civilian international media, including the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia and Middle East Broadcasting. Weinstein previously served by presidential appointment and Senate confirmation on the National Humanities Council, the governing body of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Weinstein speaks French and German, and has been interviewed by major broadcast and cable outlets around the world. A frequent guest on French television and radio, has served as in-studio commentator for live French-language coverage of U.S. congressional and presidential elections since 1996.



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President and Chief Executive Officer