Senate Confirms Kenneth Weinstein to BBG

Headshot of Kenneth WeinsteinWASHINGTON – The United States Senate today unanimously confirmed Kenneth Weinstein to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media.

Weinstein has been President and CEO of Hudson Institute since 2011.  Since joining Hudson Institute in 1999, he has held several other positions, including Senior Fellow, Director of the Washington Office, and Chief Operating Officer.  From 1996 to 1998, he was the Director of the Government Reform Project at the Heritage Foundation, and from 1994 to 1996, he was Director of Research at the New Citizenship Project.  He served on the National Council of the Humanities from 2006 to 2012 and was appointed to the D.C. Advisory Board to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2010.  Weinstein received a B.A. from the University of Chicago, an M.Phil. from the Institut d’ Études Politiques de Paris, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

During the coming days, he will be appointed by the President and sworn in.

The Board’s next public meeting is scheduled for October 23.

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