Richard Solomon

United States Institute of Peace

After a distinguished academic career at the University of Michigan and at RAND, Richard H. Solomon was the foremost expert on China in the Nixon Administration that led, under Henry Kissinger, to the normalizing of relations with China. He has since served as the Director of the Policy Planning Staff, as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, and as Ambassador to the Philippines in the Reagan and Bush Administrations. In 1993, he became the President of the US Institute of Peace and has brought a new way of thinking to the Institute and to international diplomacy.