Terry Adamson (2007) became Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Henry Luce Foundation in June 2022, along with fellow Director Debra Knopman. Adamson was a Luce Scholar in Tokyo, Japan in 1975–76 and a frequent selector of Luce Scholars. He retired as Vice President of Global Law Affairs and General Counsel of Boeing International in October, 2020. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the National Geographic Society from 1998-2015. He functioned as the Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Senior Advisor to the President and CEO, and head of International Publishing. He was a member of the Board of the National Geographic Education Foundation, as well as a member of Board of National Geographic Ventures, the Society’s taxable subsidiary, since early 1996. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Foundation since 1985 and served as Chairman of its Board of Trustees from 1995–2000. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of the Carter Center, since its inception. He has served as personal attorney of President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter since 1981. He represented the Carters on the U.S. Archivist’s Presidential Library Advisory Board for many years. By appointments of two U.S. Presidents (George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton) and Senate confirmations, he served on the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute from 1990–2010. A partner of prominent law firms in Atlanta and Washington for many years, he was a senior official of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1977–1979. He was a Law Clerk to U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Griffin B. Bell on the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals from 1973–1975. He was a staff reporter for The Atlanta Constitution for two years from 1969–1971. He completed his B.A. (History) in 1968 and his J.D. in 1973 (with honors) from Emory University. On the occasion of Emory’s 175th year, he was named one of Emory’s 175 history makers. He is married to Ede Holiday, and has three children.
Debra Knopman (2013) became Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Henry Luce Foundation in 2022 along with fellow director Terry Adamson. Debra is currently an adjunct researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She also serves on the Board of The Asia Foundation and is a member of the U.S. National Member Organization of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. She served as Vice President and Director of RAND’s Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment Division from 2004 to 2014 and as a Principal Researcher from 2014 to 2022. Her expertise is in hydrology, environmental and natural resources policy, systems analysis, and public administration. Her project work spans a range of topics including adaptation of urban regions to a changing climate, long-term water management, capability development planning for the Air Force, policy options for disposition of nuclear waste, and the design of a National Research Fund for Qatar. She served for six years (1997–2003) as a member of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (Presidential appointment) and chaired the board's Site Characterization Panel. She was the director of the Progressive Policy Institute's Center for Innovation and the Environment from 1995 to 2000. From 1993 to 1995, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior. She had previously been a Research Hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and later chief of the Branch of Systems Analysis in the USGS's Water Resources Division. From 1979 to 1983, she served first as Legislative Assistant for energy and environmental issues to Senator Daniel P. Moynihan (NY) and then as Professional Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. In 1978–79, she spent the year in Taiwan as a Luce Scholar. She earned her Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, her M.S.C.E. from MIT, and her B.A. in chemistry from Wellesley College.
Joanne Berger-Sweeney is the president of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic vision for the preeminent urban New England liberal arts college. Since becoming president in 2014, she has overseen innovative initiatives and partnerships, including the college’s strategic plan, which guides Trinity toward its bicentennial in 2023; the creation of a mentoring program for first-year students; the launch of a campus initiative promoting inclusiveness and respect; and the development of a new innovation campus in downtown Hartford. Additionally, Dr. Berger-Sweeney serves on the board for the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, which she currently chairs, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a private institution, that has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education worldwide, and Hartford Health Care, where she serves as chair of the nominating and governance committee. She also serves as the principal investigator on a grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a network of Women of Color leaders, along with Dr. Mariko Silver and Dr. Johnnetta Cole, president emerita of Spelman and Bennett Colleges. Dr. Berger-Sweeney earned her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from Wellesley College and an M.P.H. in environmental health sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Ph.D. in neurotoxicology from the John Hopkins (Bloomberg) School of Public Health.
Elizabeth Broun (2013) served as director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery, from 1989 to 2016. She is responsible for the nation’s premier collection of American art and major exhibition, research, publication, education and new media programs. During Broun’s tenure, the museum has become a leader in distance learning, Web-based resources, research databases and new media. Also during her tenure, Broun oversaw the comprehensive renovation of the museum’s two historic landmark buildings. In addition, the museum has developed a significant national education program. Under Broun’s leadership, several new public facilities were created—a visible conservation center, the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, an enclosed courtyard, auditorium, and education center. Broun came to Washington in 1983 as chief curator and assistant director of the museum. Her research interests include contemporary art, 19th-century art, and prints and drawings. Broun earned a doctorate (1976) in art history at the University of Kansas and she holds a Certificate of Advanced Study from the University of Bordeaux, France.
Mary Brown Bullock (2006) is an educator and scholar of U.S.-China relations. From 2012 to 2015 she served as the inaugural executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China. Earlier she served as distinguished visiting professor of Chinese studies at Emory University, director of the Asia program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars and director of The Committee on Scholarly Communications with the People’s Republic of China at the National Academy of Sciences. From 1995 to 2006 she was president of Agnes Scott College. Dr. Bullock serves as vice-chair of The Asia Foundation (San Francisco), as a director of the Henry Luce Foundation (New York) and Genuine Parts Company (Atlanta). From 2004 to 2014 she chaired the China Medical Board. A 1966 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Agnes Scott, she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese history from Stanford University. Her most recent publications are The Oil Prince’s Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China (2011) and co-editor, Medical Transitions in 20th Century China (2014).
Margaret Boles Fitzgerald (1987) served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Henry Luce Foundation from June 2002 until June 2022. She is a communications/writing consultant in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, specializing in philanthropy, and currently serves as Communications Consultant for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. For 30 years, Fitzgerald worked at Hill, Holliday Advertising, where she directed the company's philanthropic endeavors, both locally and nationally, as Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Community Relations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Brookline Bank, WBUR/90.9 FM/NPR, and the Roy T. Morgan Foundation (Rhode Island) and is Chair of the American Art Committee at the Harvard Art Museums. She is chair emerita of Associated Grant Makers and a past trustee of Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School as well as the Dana Hall School, where she was honored as a Distinguished Alumna in 2008. Fitzgerald is a graduate of Bucknell University.
Sewell Chan joined The Texas Tribune as editor-in-chief in October 2021. Previously, he was a deputy managing editor and then the editorial page editor at the Los Angeles Times, where he oversaw coverage that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 2021. Chan worked at The New York Times from 2004 to 2018 as a metro reporter, Washington correspondent, deputy op-ed editor, and international news editor. He began his career as a local reporter at The Washington Post in 2000.
A child of immigrants, Chan was the first in his family to graduate from college. He has a degree in social studies from Harvard University and a master's in political science from Oxford University, where he studied on a British Marshall Scholarship. He serves on the Columbia Journalism Review, Freedom House, and Harvard Magazine boards. Chan is a member of PEN America, the Council on Foreign Relations, and numerous journalism organizations. He was elected to the board of the Pulitzer Prizes in 2022 and joined the national judging panel of the Livingston Awards in 2023.
Claire L. Gaudiani (2000) is currently a professor at The George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University. As Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School, she completed the book, The Greater Good: How Philanthropy Drives the American Economy and Can Save Capitalism. For thirteen years she served as president of Connecticut College, her undergraduate alma mater. After receiving the M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University, she taught at Purdue University and the University of Pennsylvania. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds ten honorary doctorates. She served 20 years as a director of U.S. corporate boards and five years as the volunteer president of the New London Development Corporation. She is currently Executive Director of The Declaration Initiative.
John Hamre (2016) was elected president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in January 2000. CSIS is a non-partisan research institute with emphasis on international relations and foreign policy. Before joining CSIS, he served as the 26th U.S. deputy secretary of defense, and earlier as the undersecretary of defense (comptroller) from 1993 to 1997. In 2007, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appointed Dr. Hamre to serve as chairman of the Defense Policy Board, a post he held under Secretaries Leon Panetta and Ashton Carter. Before serving in the Department of Defense, Dr. Hamre worked for ten years as a professional staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and earlier he served in the Congressional Budget Office, where he became its deputy assistant director for national security and international affairs. Dr. Hamre received his Ph.D., with distinction, in 1978 from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, where his studies focused on international politics and economics and U.S. foreign policy.
Kenneth T. Jackson (2002) is the director emeritus of the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History and the Jacques Barzun Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University. His many books include Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States, which won both the Bancroft and Francis Parkman Prizes; The Encyclopedia of New York City; and The Ku Klux Klan in the City. He has served as president of the Urban History Association, the Society of American Historians, the Organization of American Historians, the New-York Historical Society, and the New York Academy of History, and he founded in 1990 the National Council for History Education. A graduate of the University of Memphis (B.A.) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.), he is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
H. Christopher Luce (1992) directed the foundation’s Program in Public Policy and the Environment until its conclusion in 2007. A graduate of Yale University, he studied also in the Department of Far East Asian Studies of Harvard University. He is an award-winning photojournalist and underwater photographer, and worked for Time magazine and the Nashville Tennessean. He has curated exhibitions in Chinese and Japanese art and American photography. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he collects Asian painting and calligraphy, and lectures widely on the subject. He has served on boards of the Yale University Art Gallery, the College of Wooster, the Freer/Sackler Galleries of Art at the Smithsonian, and the Yale Environmental Leadership Council, and formerly chaired the board of China Institute in America.
Thomas L. Pulling (1988) retired as a managing director of Citigroup in 2006. He had been with Citigroup and its predecessor companies for more than 30 years, and was formerly an officer of J.P. Morgan and Co. Mr. Pulling, a graduate of Princeton University, served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is trustee emeritus of Long Island University and The Norman Rockwell Museum, and is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations.
George Rupp (2009) has served as president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, of Columbia University, of Rice University, and at Harvard University as the John Lord O’Brian Professor of Divinity and Dean of the Divinity School. He also has served as chair of the International Baccalaureate Organization and as a board member of numerous for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Rupp has studied and conducted research for extended periods in both Europe and Asia, and holds degrees from Princeton University (A.B.), Yale Divinity School (B.D.) and Harvard University (Ph.D.). He is the author of numerous articles and books, including most recently Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities (2015) and The Heart of Community: A Family Journey (2020).
Ian H. Solomon is dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia, where he leads a multidisciplinary faculty of scholars and practitioners committed to creating knowledge, developing ethical and effective leaders, and advancing solutions to humanity's most significant policy challenges.
Trained as a lawyer, Solomon is a devoted student and teacher of negotiation and conflict resolution. Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to improving the lives of people across the globe by integrating insights from his experiences in higher education, government, the private sector, and international organizations.
Solomon served in the U.S. Senate for four years as legislative counsel to then-Senator Barack Obama. Later, under the Obama administration, Congress confirmed him unanimously as the U.S. executive director for the World Bank Group, where he championed private-sector development in Africa and negotiated a range of multi-stakeholder agreements. Solomon has also been a consultant with McKinsey & Company, an associate dean and visiting lecturer at Yale Law School, and a vice president and lecturer in law at the University of Chicago. Before joining the Batten School, he led his international consulting practice focused on conflict and collaboration.
Originally from New York City, Solomon earned his A.B. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He is a Council on Foreign Relations member and has traveled and worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Pauline Yu (2016) served as president from 2003 to 2019 of the American Council of Learned Societies, a non-profit federation of 75 scholarly organizations that has been the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences since 1919. She was previously dean of humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1994 to 2003, founding chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Irvine (1989 to 1994), and professor at Columbia University (1985 to 1989) and the University of Minnesota (1976 to 1985). She received her B.A. in history and literature from Harvard University, her M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stanford University, and holds five honorary degrees. An elected member of the American Philosophical Society and Committee of 100, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served on its board since 2013. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Teagle Foundation (2003), the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (2010), and the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation (2014). She is the author or editor of five books and numerous articles on Chinese and comparative literature and the humanities, and in 2020 she joined the Advisory Board of the Hsu-Tang Library of Classical Chinese Literature.
James T. Laney (1990) is President Emeritus of Emory University, and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Laney holds B.A., M.Div., Ph.D, and D.H.L. (hon.) degrees from Yale. In the late 1940s, he served in military counter-intelligence in Korea, returning in the late 1950s as a Methodist missionary educator. He was dean of Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and taught at Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School and Harvard. Dr. Laney is a trustee of the Carter Center, a former Chairman of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, and co-chairs the Council on Foreign Relations Taskforce on Korea. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the University Council of Yale.