Ronald S. Lauder



Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, an international businessman and Jewish communal leader, was appointed US Ambassador to Austria in 1986. He established The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation in 1987 which focuses on Jewish education and community outreach. Among the many positions which he has held and currently holds are: President of the World Jewish Congress; Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; Chairman of the Board of the Jewish National Fund; and Chairman of the International Public Committee of the World Jewish Restitution Organization. The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy was established in 1999.