Dr. Susan A. Gitelson is President of International Consultants, Inc. She has been Co-Chair of the Dean’s Council of the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She is a National Vice President of the American Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as a member of the Board of the Harry S Truman Research Institute on the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University. She has also been a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. Currently she is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Museum of Jewish Heritage/A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. She has also been on the advisory boards of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the City University Graduate Center and the Center for the Study of the Presidency. In addition, she has supported the Columbia SIPA Gitelson Policy Forum, the Gitelson Peace Publications of the Truman Institute, and many other programs and awards. Her books and articles have been published on four continents. Columbia University awarded her its prestigious Medal for Conspicuous Alumni Service.
Dr. Gitelson received her B.A. from Barnard College and her M.I.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She was a trainee at the Rockefeller Foundation and then an assistant professor of international relations at the Hebrew University. Subsequently she has been active in international business.