Max M. Kampelman is a lawyer, diplomat, and educator. His long and distinguished service with the U.S. Department of State included appointment as Counselor of the Department and Ambassador and Head of the United States Delegation to the Negotiations with the Soviet Union on Nuclear and Space Arms in Geneva. He joined the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in January 1989, where he is Of Counsel. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience. Ambassador Kampelman is Chairman Emeritus of the American Academy of Diplomacy, Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Freedom House. He also serves as Counselor of the American Bar Association Committee on Law and National Security and the ABA’s Special Committee on the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative, designed to provide assistance to the emerging democracies of Europe. He served as Vice Chairman of the United States Institute of Peace by Presidential appointment from 1992 to 2001. From 1989 to 1993, he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United Nations Association. He is now Honorary Chairman of the Jerusalem Foundation and Honorary Governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of Entering New Worlds: The Memoirs of a Private Man in Public Life (1991) and The Communist Party vs. The C.I.O: A Study in Power Politics (1957). President Bill Clinton awarded Ambassador Kampelman the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the nation. President Ronald Reagan awarded him the Presidential Citizens Medal, which recognizes “citizens of the United States who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens.” He also has received the Knight Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and, in April 2000, was among those receiving the first Library of Congress “Living Legend” award. Ambassador Kampelman received his J.D. from New York University and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota, where he taught from l946 to l948. He has also served on the faculties of Bennington College, Claremont College, the University of Wisconsin and Howard University.