Joan E. Spero

Senior Research Scholar at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs

Joan E. Spero

Joan E. Spero

Senior Research Scholar at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs

Overview
Career Highlights

Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Duke Farms Foundation
Doris Duke Management Foundation

RelSci Relationships

8155

Number of Boards

21

Birthday

1944 - Moline, IL, United States

Age

77

Number of Awards

1

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Owner at The IRC Group LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer at Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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President at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Founding Partner at Project Applecart LLC

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Vice President Programs at Surdna Foundation, Inc.

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Former President at Duke University Health System, Inc.

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Chairman & Managing Director at General Catalyst LLC

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Executive Chairman at International Business Machines Corporation

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Co-Founder at East End Advisors LLC

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Joan E. Spero
Senior Research Scholar at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
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Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service law firm focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm is recognized as a law firm in the areas of advanced media, bankruptcy, business litigation, energy, entertainment, finance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, securities, technology, and tax and wealth services. The company was founded in 1909 and it is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Education
PhD
Class of 1973

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Graduate, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1966

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Philosophical Society is an American nonprofit company located in Philadelphia, PA, that operates scholarly organization that promotes knowledge in the sciences and humanities.The company says this about itself: The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of \"promoting useful knowledge.\" In the 21st century the Society sustains this mission in three principal ways. It honors and engages distinguished scientists, humanists, social scientists, and leaders in civic and cultural affairs through elected membership and opportunities for interdisciplinary, intellectual fellowship, particularly in the semi-annual Meetings in Philadelphia. It supports research and discovery through grants and fellowships, lectures, publications, prizes, exhibitions, and public education. It serves scholars through a research library of manuscripts and other collections internationally recognized for their enduring historic value. The American Philosophical Society's current activities reflect the founder's spirit of inquiry, provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas, and convey the conviction of its members that intellectual dialogue and critical thought are inherently in the public interest. The Society will celebrate its 275th anniversary in 2018 with Greenhouse as its President.

Member
Current

American Academy of Diplomacy is an American nonprofit company located in Washington, DC, that provides advisory services to diplomatic corps.

Member
Current

The Council of American Ambassadors is the association of non-career United States ambassadors. A nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, the Council comprises over 200 members whose ambassadorial service collectively extends over five decades and eleven U.S. Presidents. The Council supports the Department of State and its Chiefs of Mission, sponsors Fellowships to develop young leaders for careers in public diplomacy and international affairs and conducts semiannual conferences for the membership on current international issues. The Council convenes roundtable member discussions with Ambassadors to the United States, organizes overseas fact-finding missions, publishes a bi-annual journal, The Ambassadors REVIEW, administers Ambassadors Perspectives, an on-line forum for commentary, and educates the public about foreign policy issues affecting the national interest.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
1997 - 2008

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Established in 1996, the foundation supports four national grant-making programs. It also supports three properties that were owned by Doris Duke in Hillsborough, New Jersey; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Newport, Rhode Island. The foundation is headquartered in New York and is governed by a board of 12 Trustees. DDCF's activities are guided by the will of Doris Duke, who endowed the foundation with financial assets that totaled approximately $1.6 billion as of December 31, 2012. The foundation regularly evaluates and modifies its allocation of resources from the endowment to support the programs and properties and to respond to fluctuations in portfolio returns. The foundation awarded its first grants in 1997. As of December 31, 2012, the foundation has awarded grants totaling approximately $1.1 billion. - See more at: http://www.ddcf.org/About-Us/#sthash.ASPCjkw9.dpuf

Senior Research Scholar
2010 - Current

The School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious graduate international affairs schools in the world. Located on Columbia's Morningside Heights campus in the Borough of Manhattan, in New York City, the school has 16,427 alumni in more than 150 countries. SIPA's alumni base includes several former heads of state, business and finance leaders, prominent journalists, diplomats, senior government administrators, and elected representatives in the United States and abroad. Half of SIPA’s nearly 1,200 students are international, coming from over 100 countries. Columbia | SIPA has more than 70 full-time faculty and more than 200 adjunct faculty, scholars, and practitioners who have distinguished themselves in research and leadership in the policy world. They include some of the world's leading scholars on international relations, democratization, elections, demography, and social policy. A former mayor of New York City, the current chair of the NASDAQ, and a former director of the U.S. Census are among the senior practitioners who help shape the research agenda and curriculum of SIPA.

Visiting Scholar
2009 - 2010

Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Its audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants—a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs.

Boards & Committees
Director
2012 - Prior

Citibank NA engages in the provision of banking services. It offers retail and commercial banking; credit cards; banking, capital markets, and advisory; markets and securities services; private banking; and treasury and trade solutions. The company was founded on June 16, 1812 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Independent Director
2012 - 2017

Citi works tirelessly to provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial services and products. They strive to create the best outcomes for their clients and customers with financial ingenuity that leads to solutions that are simple, creative and responsible.

Independent Director
2011 - 2016

International Paper is a global leader in the paper and packaging industry and supplies a wide range of products that people rely on every day. Its businesses include uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging, complemented by xpedx, the company's North American distribution company. International Paper has operations, including pulp and paper mills and converting and packaging plants, in North America, Europe, Latin American, Russia, India, Asia and North Africa. The company employs approximately 70,000 people in more than 24 countries. International Paper net sales for 2011 were $26 billion. Temple-Inland Inc., which was acquired in February 2012, had 2011 net sales of $4 billion. International Paper stock is traded internationally on the New York Stock Exchange. At International Paper, our vision is to be one of the best and most respected companies in the world. A company of substance in everything we do, from the products we make, to investing in communities, to protecting our environment, International Paper supports communities where its employees live and work. Through the International Paper Foundation and regional foundations established in Poland and Brazil, International Paper conducts philanthropic activities that provide more than $10 million annually around the globe. Through the Foundation, International Paper employees work to give their money and time to make people’s lives and the communities where International Paper operates even better. The strength and ideals of our people also enhance our company’s commitment to stewardship all over the world. International Paper received the prestigious Climate Leadership Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), and The Climate Registry (TCR). International Paper was recognized for aggressively managing and reducing green house gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, International Paper supports all credible third-party certification programs including: Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSC®), Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC®) As global leaders in the paper, packaging and distribution industry, we provide sustainable solutions to meet the needs of businesses and customers worldwide. Our success is driven by the integrity of our people and their commitment to doing what’s right.

Chair, Board of Directors
Current

International Center For Transitional Justice, Inc. provides human rights protection services. Its services include criminal justice, reparations, institutional reform and gender justice. The company was founded by Alex Boraine in 2001 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Current

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Current

The Morgridge Institute for Research, Inc. is a private company headquartered in Madison, WI, that operates biosciences research institution. Brad Schwartz is currently the CEO of the firm.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100K - $500K
2019

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$25K - $50K
2018

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$25K - $50K
2017

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Political Donations
$100
2014

Former Secretary & Director at Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2012
NACD Directorship 100 Hall of Fame
Creative Works
Author
2009

The Politics of International Economic Relations

Author
1980

The Failure of the Franklin National Bank

Events
Speaker
Council on Foreign Relations - Globalization and the Contours of the Recovery

Speaker
Association of Southeast Asian Nations Post Ministerial Conference

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