Dr. Jerrold D. Green is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles. He is also a Research Professor of Communications at the University of Southern California. Prior to this he served as a Partner and Executive Vice President for International Operations at Best Associates in Dallas, Texas, a privately held merchant banking firm with global operations. Before joining Best Associates, he served as the Director of International Programs and Development at the RAND Corporation where he oversaw the activities of the Center for Asia-Pacific Policy as well as the Center for Russia and Eurasia. At the same time he directed RAND’s Center for Middle East Public Policy. He has a B.A. (summa cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Green's career began at the University of Michigan where he was a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Center for Near Eastern and North African Studies. He subsequently joined the University of Arizona where he became a Professor of Political Science and Sociology as well as Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Green uses Arabic, French, Hebrew, and Persian in his work and has lived and worked in Egypt, where he was a Fulbright Fellow, Iran, and Israel. His work has been supported by such organizations as the Social Science Research Council, the American Research Center in Egypt, and the Smith Richardson Foundation. Green has lectured on six continents and has been a visiting fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Science's West Asian Studies Center in Beijing; a visiting lecturer at the Havana based Center for African and Middle East Studies (CEAMO), a fellow at the Australian Defense College, and delivered papers at conferences sponsored by the Iranian Institute of International Affairs in Tehran. He has led three U.S. Department of Defense sponsored Pacific Council delegations to Afghanistan and another to Iraq as well as Pacific Council delegations to Cuba, North Korea, South Sudan, Myanmar, China, Russia, and numerous other countries. He has also represented the Pacific Council as an observer at legal proceedings being conducted at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by the U.S. Department of Defense.
In addition to serving on the CPD Advisory Board, Green is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The California Club where he serves on the Board of Directors, the Lincoln Club, the International Advisory Board of the Middle East Institute of India (New Delhi), the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP), and the Board of Advisors of the University of California at Berkeley Program on Entrepreneurship & Development in the Middle East. Dr. Green has previously served on the Advisory Board of the Suu Foundation headed by Nobel Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma/Myanmar, the Advisory Committee of The Asia Society of Southern California, and the Board of Columbia University’s Middle East Institute in New York. He is currently a member of the United States Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel where he was awarded the Department of the Navy, Distinguished Civilian Service Award for his service. Green also served on the Selection Committee for the U.S. Department of State Herbert Salzman Award for Excellence in International Economic Performance. He is currently a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, and has previously served as a Specialist Reserve Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department where he advised on terrorism and Middle East issues. Green is a member of the Board of Managers of Falcon Waterfree Technologies, a member of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs Tourism Committee, is an International Medical Corps Ambassador, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Whitney International University System and the Senior Advisory Board of Academic Partnerships both based in Dallas. Dr. Green is a technical advisor to Activision Publishing in Santa Monica, California, where he consults on the highly successful Call of Duty series.
Green has written widely on Middle East themes focusing on American Middle East policy, the role of religion in the region, inter-Arab relations, Iranian politics, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. His work has appeared in such publications as World Politics, Comparative Politics, Ethics and International Affairs, Survival, Middle East Insight, Politique Etrangere, The World Today, The RAND Review, The Harvard Journal of World Affairs, The Iranian Journal of International Relations, and The Huffington Post.