Herbert I. London, Ph.D.: Director

Herbert I. London, Ph.D.


Since 1997, Herb London, Ph.D has been president of the Hudson Institute. He has served as a member of the Hudson Institute Board of Trustees since 1974, and has been a senior fellow for more than thirty years, founding Hudson’s Center for Education and Employment Policy. The Hudson Institute is a non-partisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom. Mr. London was the John M. Olin University Professor of Humanities at New York University, responsible for creating the Gallatin School in 1972 and served as dean until 1992. He is a tenured professor of social studies at the university. He is currently active on a number of Board of Directors and Trustees including the National Chamber Foundation; Merrill Lynch Assets Management; the National Association for Industry-Education Cooperation; the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee; and Rose Hulman University. In 1989, Mr. London was one of the Republican candidates for mayor of New York City. In 1990, he was the Conservative Party candidate for Governor of New York, garnering more votes than any third party candidate in the state’s history. In 1994, as Republican Party candidate, he narrowly lost the race for New York State Comptroller. He graduated from Columbia University in 1960 and received his Ph.D. from New York University in 1966.