Kenneth Wollack

Chairman, National Endowment for Democracy

Kenneth Wollack is chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy and is co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has sponsored the presidential and vice-presidential debates in the United States since 1988.   He is a member of the advisory committee for the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the George W. Bush Institute’s Advisory Council on Human Freedom. He is also a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

For more than 25 years, he served as president of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a nongovernmental organization dedicated to advancing democracy worldwide. He retired in September 2018.

Before joining NDI, Mr. Wollack co-edited the Middle East Policy Survey, a Washington- based newsletter. He also wrote regularly on foreign affairs for the Los Angeles Times. From 1973 to 1980, he served as legislative director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Mr. Wollack has also served as chairman of the U.S. Committee for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and currently co-chairs the Ronald Reagan Institute’s bi-partisan Working Group on advancing freedom and promoting democracy in the 21st century.