Jessica Mathews is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a columnist for the Washington Post. In 1993, she was Deputy to the Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs. She received her Ph.D. degree in molecular biology from the California Institute of Technology in 1973. From 1982-93, Dr. Mathews was Vice President of the World Resources Institute, a policy research center which works on issues of national and international significance concerning management of natural resources and the environment. An expert on issues such as nuclear proliferation, conventional arms sales policy, chemical and biological warfare, human rights and international environment, Dr. Mathews has served on the National Security Council in the White House and on numerous scientific and political committees.
Last Updated: 9/16/09