Mortimer Zuckerman is a highly respected business and philanthropic leader. He is currently the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of US News & World Report, publisher of the New York Daily News, and founder and Chairman of Boston Properties, Inc.
An active supporter of Israel and international Jewish causes, Mr. Zuckerman is a former Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations. This past January, Mr. Zuckerman announced the establishment of the STEM Leadership Program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to support the work of outstanding researchers at Israel’s four leading universities, including The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This multimillion-dollar philanthropy will foster the recruitment of new faculty and enable American postdoctoral researchers to conduct their work at Israeli institutions.
Mr. Zuckerman serves on the boards of New York University, the Aspen Institute, JPMorgan’s National Advisory Board, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and many more. He holds degrees from McGill University, Wharton Graduate School of Business and Harvard Law School, and is a former Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has been awarded a range of international awards and honorary degrees, among them the Commandeur De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Canadian government.