Contact: Julie Shaw, 202-939-2211
For Immediate Release: September 8, 2000

Jessica T. Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, announced today that visiting scholars Shlomo Avineri, Stephen Holmes, and Jamie F. Metzl are joining the Endowment, along with Cynthia Harlow Sadler, who takes on the newly created position of director of development, spearheading the Endowment?s fundraising and corporate gifts efforts.

"Professors Shlomo Avineri and Stephen Holmes are distinguished scholars. Their research into post-Cold War Russia will further strengthen the Carnegie Endowment?s reputation as the leading policy think tank on Russian affairs," said Ms. Mathews. "We are also proud to have Jamie Metzl, who has already achieved so much in government, academic, and human rights circles. Cynthia Sadler brings many years of development experience that will be a tremendous boost for the Endowment."

Shlomo Avineri, a prominent political scientist who has published widely on comparative politics, is professor of political science and director of the Institute for European Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He joins the Endowment?s Russian and Eurasian Program in Washington, D.C. on September 26 as a visiting scholar for three months. His focus of study at the Endowment will be the new strategic relationship between Russia and the Middle East in the post-Cold War era. Mr. Avineri served as director-general of Israel?s Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1975 to 1977. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations in Moscow. His widely acclaimed publications include The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx and The Making of Modern Zionism: The Intellectual Origins of the Jewish State.

Stephen Holmes, professor at New York University School of Law, is a visiting scholar at the Endowment for one year, working jointly with the Russian and Eurasian Program and the Global Policy Program. A specialist on constitutional law and legal reform in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, he is researching issues relating to rule-of-law reform in Russia and other post-communist states. His distinguished teaching career includes appointments at Yale University, Harvard University, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago. He also served as director of the Soros Foundation program for promoting legal reform in Russia and Eastern Europe. Mr. Holmes is the author of numerous publications including Passions and Constraints: On the Theory of Liberal Democracy and The Anatomy of Anti-Liberalism. He was previously scheduled to join the Endowment in January 2000.

Jamie F. Metzl comes from the U.S. Department of State, where he was most recently senior advisor for information technology and senior advisor to the under-secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs. While on an International Affairs Fellowship with the Council on Foreign Relations, he joins the Endowment?s Global Policy Program in the Project on the Information Revolution and World Politics. He will work with William Drake, the project?s senior associate, on the implications of the information revolution and globalization on foreign policy making. He has also served as director for multilateral and humanitarian affairs on the National Security Council at the White House, where he spearheaded the President?s initiative on International Public Information. Mr. Metzl is the author of Western Responses to Human Rights Abuses in Cambodia, 1975-80. He serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches human rights law.

Cynthia Harlow Sadler started with the Endowment on September 1 as its first director of development. She will direct fundraising and corporate gifts efforts to help support the Endowment?s research and publishing activities. She brings two decades of experience in the political, public relations, and development fields. Most recently, as director of external relations at The American Prospect, she developed and implemented a fundraising plan for the public policy magazine, significantly increasing gifts from foundations, individuals, unions, and corporations. Previously, she inaugurated the Economic Policy Institute?s development program, serving as director of development, administration, and finance, and before that, served as director of financial development at the National Mental Health Association. During the 1970s, Sadler worked for several members of Congress, and on various presidential and congressional campaigns.

 

About the Global Policy Program

Globalization is pushing to the fore a new policy agenda, changing the identity of policy actors, and transforming the processes of international relations. Some issues on the new agenda are threats to well-being in large parts of the world or to the international system itself. The Endowment has responded to the challenges of this new era by establishing the Global Policy Program, a comprehensive undertaking to develop knowledge and insight and to encourage thoughtful responses to the emerging global policy agenda.

About the Russian and Eurasian Program

The end of the Cold War created a unique opportunity to contribute to the historic transformations taking place in the former Soviet Union?transformations vital to the future of the newly independent states, to America?s interests, and to world peace. Accordingly, the Carnegie Endowment expanded its group of Washington, D.C.-based policy experts and founded the Carnegie Moscow Center, the first public policy research center of its size and kind in the former Soviet Union.

About the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Founded in 1910, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation among nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. The Endowment?s research projects are grouped in two areas, the Global Policy Program and the Russian and Eurasian Program. The Endowment publishes Foreign Policy magazine and operates the Carnegie Moscow Center to address compelling issues confronting post-communist societies. Visit www.ceip.org for more information on programs, staff, and publications.

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