David Hamburg

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David Hamburg "is president emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, after being president from 1983 to 1997. He received his AB (1944) and his MD (1947) degrees from Indiana University. He was a professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences from 1961 to 1972 and the Reed-Hodgson Professor of Human Biology at Stanford University from 1972 to 1976; president of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, 1975 to 1980; and director of the Division of Health Policy at Harvard University, 1980 to 1983. He served as president, and then chairman of the board, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1984 to 1986).

"In 1994, he established the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, which he co-chaired with Cyrus Vance. It consisted of international leaders and scholars with experience in conflict prevention and conflict resolution.

"Dr. Hamburg has served on various boards, including Rockefeller University; the Mount Sinai-New York University Medical Center; the American Museum of Natural History; the Carter Center, Atlanta; and the Jacobs Foundation, Zurich. He served as a trustee and vice chairman of the board of Stanford University, and as a trustee and deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

"In the international security field, he served on the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel, the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board; the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on International Security and Arms Control; the Center for Naval Analysis; the United States-Soviet Joint Group on Crisis Prevention; and the Defense Policy Board of the US Department of Defense. In the UN system, he has served on the WHO Advisory Committee on Medical Research and the UNHCR Advisory Group.

"Dr. Hamburg received the American Psychiatric Association's Distinguished Service Award, the International Peace Academy's 25th Anniversary Special Award, the Achievement in Children and Public Policy Award from the Society for Research in Child Development, the National Academy of Sciences' Public Welfare Medal (its highest award), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest civilian award in the United States.

"Dr. Hamburg is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Psychiatry at Cornell University's Weill Medical College." [1]

"Director of the Division of Health Policy Research and Education and John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy at Harvard University, 1980-83. He served as President, then Chairman of the Board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1984-86)." [1]


Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. The Role of Foreign Assistance in Conflict Prevention, USAID, accessed August 5, 2009.
  2. Advisory Board, Council on Foreign Relations, accessed January 19, 2008.
  3. Organization, Cypress Fund, accessed November 27, 2007.
  4. Board, International Center for Conciliation, accessed July 19, 2007.
  5. Advisory Board, Freeman-Spogli Institute, accessed October 21, 2007.
  6. Honorary Board, American Iranian Council, accessed November 28, 2007.
  7. Directors, National Campaign To Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, accessed December 13, 2007.
  8. International Advisory Council, Harvard Aids Institute, accessed October 13, 2008.
  9. Patrons, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, accessed December 11, 2009.

External links

  • "Biography", International Center for Transitional Justice, Accessed December 2006.