Honorary Board Member Ambassador Abramowitz is Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation. He retired in 1997 as President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and from the State Department in 1991, subsequently serving as Acting President of the International Crisis Group.

A career foreign service officer, Ambassador Abramowitz served as United States Ambassador to Turkey and to Thailand, as well as Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research; Ambassador to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction Negotiations; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Inter-American, East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense; and Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State.