Lawrence J. Haas

Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy

Areas Of Expertise

  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues
  • Islamic Extremism
  • Middle East Politics and Security
  • Public Diplomacy and Information Operations

Lawrence J. Haas, a former senior White House official and award-winning journalist, is Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the American Foreign Policy Council. Haas writes widely on foreign affairs, is quoted often in newspapers and magazines, and appears frequently on TV and radio. At the White House, he was Communications Director for Vice President Al Gore and, before that, for the Office of Management and Budget.

Haas is a frequent public commentator. He writes a regular column for U.S. News & World Report and occasional columns for the McClatchy-Tribune News Service and other outlets. Over the years, his op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Examiner, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, and scores of other newspapers, and he has written articles on foreign affairs for The Journal of International Security Affairs, DEMOCRATIYA, inFOCUS, and other magazines.

Haas is the author of five books, including Sound the Trumpet: The United States and Human Rights Promotion (2012) and the forthcoming Harry and Arthur: Truman, Vandenberg, and the Partnership that Created the Free World. He has appeared on FOX, CNN, CNBC, C-SPAN, Voice of America, AlHurra, NPR, the BBC, CTV, and many local TV and radio shows. He has served as a guest lecturer at the Government Affairs Institute and Legislative Studies Institute, and also spoken at Yale University, Pennsylvania State University, George Washington University, the University of Rhode Island, and Montgomery College. Haas also has testified before Congress on Iran and on radical Islam.