BBG Watch Commentary

BBG Watch welcomes the nomination of a prominent scholar and expert on the Middle East  Dr. Kenneth R. Weinstein to serve as a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Dr. Weinstein is  President and CEO of the Hudson Institute.

Office of the Press Secretary
July 30, 2013

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Kenneth R. Weinstein – Member, Broadcasting Board of Governors

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Dr. Kenneth R. Weinstein, Nominee for Member, Broadcasting Board of Governors

Dr. Kenneth R. Weinstein is President and CEO of Hudson Institute, a position he has held since 2011. Since joining Hudson Institute in 1999, he has held several other positions, including Senior Fellow, Director of the Washington Office, and Chief Operating Officer. From 1996 to 1998, he was the Director of the Government Reform Project at the Heritage Foundation, and from 1994 to 1996, he was Director of Research at the New Citizenship Project. He served on the National Council of the Humanities from 2006 to 2012 and was appointed to the D.C. State Advisory Board to the U.S. Commission on Human Rights in 2010. Dr. Weinstein received an A.B. from the University of Chicago, an M.Phil. from Institut d’ Études Politiques de Paris, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

The Hudson Institute provides the following information for Dr. Kenneth Weinstein:

President and CEO
Board Member
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters

Biographical Highlights

Kenneth R. Weinstein is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Institute. He joined the Institute in 1991, and was appointed CEO in June 2005. Weinstein was named President and CEO in March 2011.

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. He has been decorated with a knighthood in Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Weinstein is listed in Who’s Who in America.

He 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. Weinstein has served on several non-governmental commissions and task forces on foreign and defense policy, and serves on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Europe.

Weinstein graduated from The University of Chicago (B.A. in General Studies in the Humanities), the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (D.E.A. in Soviet and Eastern European Studies), and Harvard University (Ph.D. in Political Science).

Publications and Media Exposure

Weinstein’s articles and book reviews on public policy topics have appeared in more than 100 publications, including The New Republic, The Wall Street JournalThe Weekly StandardLe Figaro (France), Le Monde (France), The Asia-Pacific Review (Japan), and the Bungei Shunju (Japan). He is a regular guest on radio and television, speaks French and German, and has been interviewed by major broadcast and cable outlets around the world, including ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox News, the BBC, the CBC, TF-1, France 2, Radio Canada, TV Tokyo, and NHK. Weinstein, a frequent guest on French television and radio, has served as in-studio commentator for live French-language coverage of American congressional and presidential elections since 1996.

Weinstein’s articles and translations have been published by numerous presses, most notably, Atlantic Books, Lexington Books, Ratio Juris (Italy), Tokuma Shoten (Japan), and the Princeton University Press.  He is the co-editor, with Paul Aligica, of The Essential Herman Kahn: In Defense of Thinking (Lexington Books, 2009).

Articles & Publications by Kenneth R. Weinstein

Studies and Papers by Kenneth R. Weinstein

Events Featuring Kenneth R. Weinstein