Robert J. Myers

(President, Carnegie Council, 1980-1995)

Robert J. Myers


Robert Myers (1924-2011) was a senior-level intelligence officer turned journalist, academic, publisher, and author. In 1944, he was recruited into the Office of Strategic Services—a precursor to the CIA, which he joined in 1949. For the next ten years he served the agency in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and Indonesia. Soon after leaving the CIA, he co-founded the Washingtonian magazine and was publisher of The New Republic.

Myers was president of the Carnegie Council from 1980 to 1995. During his tenure, he oversaw the launch of the quarterly peer-reviewed journal, Ethics & International Affairs, and the renaming of the Council to the more encompassing Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.

Selected Publications:

  • Korea in the Cross Currents: A Century of Struggle and the Crisis of Reunification (2001)
  • Korea in the 20th Century: From Colonialism to Globalism (2000)
  • U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: The Relevance of Realism (1999)

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