Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Leadership Change at Carnegie After 18 Year Matthews Run

Wow is that revolving door fast.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) has just announced that William Burns, former US Deputy Secretary of State, will become the next president of the think tank effective February 4, 2015.

Jessica Tuchman Matthews will step down at that time after 18 years at the helm of CEIP.  After February 4, Matthews will continue at CEIP as a distinguished fellow, devoting her time to writing.

One reason that Burns is not taking over leadership of the think tank right away?  He will reportedly be consulting on Iran negotiations.

Here is an exit interview with William Burns via Foreign Policy.

Here is the take from The Washington Post, which calls CEIP a "prominent global research think tank."

CEIP was ranked as the world's third best think tank in the most recent University of Pennsylvania think tank rankings.  It was rated as the second best think tank in the United States, after the Brookigs Institution.