Join NCAFP President Ambassador Susan Elliott as she sits down for an intimate conversation with Dr. George D. Schwab, NCAFP Co-Founder and President Emeritus, on his recently published book, “Odyssey of a Child Survivor”. Drawing on his recently published book, Dr. Schwab outlines his childhood in Latvia, survival of the Holocaust, and how he would eventually create the NCAFP with renowned political scientist, Hans J. Morgenthau.
Dr. George D. Schwab co-founded the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in 1974 and served as its president from 1993-2014. In the fall of 2001 the National Committee received a private endowment designed to honor the work of Professor Schwab which led to the creation of the George D. Schwab Foreign Policy Briefings. Speakers at the briefings range from heads of state, foreign ministers, ambassadors, officials of international organizations, and other foreign policy practitioners and experts. They are held throughout the year to give members and guests the opportunity to extend and enhance the understanding of issues that affect the national interests of the United States.
Dr. George D. Schwab earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University and taught there until he joined the faculty of the Department of History at the City College of the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1960. He is now professor emeritus of history (City College and the Graduate Center). A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Schwab received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in May 1998. He serves on several committees of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Latvian President’s Commission of International Historians. In 2002 he received the Order of the Three Stars, Latvia’s highest honor, in a ceremony held in Riga.