Paul A. Volcker

Paul A. Volcker served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He is former Chairman of Wolfensohn & Co., Inc., as well as Professor Emeritus of International Economic Policy at Princeton University . Educated at Princeton and Harvard and the London School of Economics, Mr. Volcker divided the earlier stages of his career between the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Chase Manhattan Bank, and the U.S. Treasury Department.

He was recently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Accounting Standards Committee and also chaired an intensive investigation of the UN’s Oil-for-Food Program. He is involved as consultant, or director of a number of organizations.

He is currently chairman of the newly formed Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President Barack Obama.

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

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Give Up on Netanyahu, Go to the United Nations

The greetings President Obama extended last week to Israel’s new government may have sounded conciliatory, but Mr. Obama no longer entertains any illusions about Israel’s leaders.

In the wake of last month’s election, the longtime peace activists and diplomats who have devoted much of their professional lives to achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are more depressed and demoralized than ever before.

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