Karen Elliott House Rejoins RAND Corporation Board of Trustees

For Release

March 30, 2011

Karen Elliott House, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has been reelected to the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees, RAND President and CEO James A. Thomson announced today.

House will rejoin the Board of Trustees at its April meeting in Pittsburgh. She previously served on the RAND board from 2000 to 2010.

"We are delighted that Karen House is returning to the RAND board. As a journalist and publisher, she is dedicated to RAND's mission and its core values of quality and objectivity," Thomson said.

House became publisher of The Wall Street Journal in 2002 and retired from Dow Jones and Company in 2006. She was a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University during 2007-08 and is researching a book about Saudi Arabia.

She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for her coverage of the Middle East for The Wall Street Journal. House is a former director and current member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former trustee of the Asia Society and a member of the advisory council of the College of Communications at the University of Texas.

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