The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with John Deutch, Institute Professor, MIT; Belfer Center Board and International Council Member as a part of the Godkin Lecture series.

John Deutch is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Mr. Deutch has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1970, and has served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Dean of Science and Provost.  Mr. Deutch has published over 140 technical publications in physical chemistry, as well as numerous publications on technology, energy, international security, and public policy issues.

John Deutch has served in significant government and academic posts throughout his career.  In May 1995, he was sworn in as Director of Central Intelligence following a unanimous vote in the Senate, and served as DCI until December 1996.  In this position, he was head of the Intelligence Community (all foreign intelligence agencies of the United States) and directed the Central Intelligence Agency.  From March 1994 to May 1995, he served as the Deputy Secretary of Defense.  From March 1993 to March 1994, Dr. Deutch served as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions and Technology.

From 1977 to 1980, John Deutch served in a number of positions for the U.S. Department of Energy:  as Director of Energy Research, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Technology, and Undersecretary of the Department.

In addition John Deutch has served on many commissions during several presidential administrations.  He has served on the President's Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee (1980-81); the President's Commission on Strategic Forces (1983); the White House Science Council (1985-89); the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (1997-2001), the President's Intelligence Advisory Board (1990-93); the President's Commission on Aviation Safety and Security (1996); the Commission on Reducing and Protecting Government Secrecy (1996); and as Chairman of the Commission to Assess the Organization of the Federal Government to Combat the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (1998-99).

John Deutch has received fellowships and honors from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1978) and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Research Fellow 1967-69), and John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (Memorial Fellow 1974-1975).  Public Service Medals have been awarded him from the Department of Energy (1980), the Department of State (1980), the Department of Defense (1994 and 1995), the Department of the Army (1995), the Department of the Navy (1995), the Department of the Air Force (1995), the Cost Guard (1995), the Central Intelligence Distinguished Intelligence Medal (1996) and the Intelligence Community Distinguished Intelligence Medal (1996).  He received the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board's Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill Award for exemplary public service in 2002, the Aspen Strategy Group Leadership Award in 2004, and he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2007.  He is a member of the National Petroleum Council.

John Deutch earned a B.A. in history and economics from Amherst College, and both a B.S. in chemical engineering and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from M.I.T.  He holds honorary degrees from Amherst College, University of Lowell, and Northeastern University.  He serves as director for the following publicly held companies:  Cheniere Energy, Citigroup, and Raytheon.  He is a trustee of the Center for American Progress, Resources for the Future, the Urban Institute (life), and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


As space is limited for this event, RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Belfer Center Director's Lunches are strictly off-the-record.  By indicating your desire to attend the lunch, you agree that you will comply with the Belfer Center's strict policy against recording or disclosing the contents of the seminar.  Your access is conditioned on your compliance with these restrictions.  Should you violate these rules, the Center will pursue all available legal options and you will be excluded from all future events.