The late Harvey Sicherman was President of FPRI from 1993-2010.
Dr. Sicherman served as Special Assistant to Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig, Jr. (1981–82) and was a member of the Policy Planning Staff of Secretary of State James A. Baker, III (1991–1992).
He was also a consultant to Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman, Jr. (1982–1987) and to Secretary of State George Shultz (1988).
A graduate of the University of Scranton (BS-History 1966), Dr. Sicherman earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania (Political Science, 1971) where he received a Salvatori Fellowship. He served as Associate Director for Research at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1978–1980).
He was author or editor of numerous books, chapters, and articles, including America the Vulnerable: Our Military Problems and How To Fix Them, co-edited with John Lehman (2002), Is There Still A West? The Future of the Atlantic Alliance, co-edited with William Anthony Hay (2007) and The War on Terror: Collected Essays, 2001–2006, co-edited with Stephen Gale and Michael Radu (2007). He was editor of Templeton Lectures on Religion and World Affairs, 1996–2007 (FPRI, 2008).
His books also include Palestinian Autonomy, Self-Government and Peace (Westview Press, 1993), and The Three Percent Solution and the Future of NATO (1982). Dr. Sicherman’s special areas of interest were Western Europe, the Middle East, and International Economics.