Lawrence J. Haas

Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy

Areas Of Expertise

  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues
  • Islamic Extremism
  • 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 column on foreign affairs that appears in a variety of outlets. Over the years, his writings have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, 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 six books, including The Kennedys in the World: How Jack, Bobby, and Ted Remade America’s Empire, which was released in March of 2021. His most recent previous book, of 2016, was Harry and Arthur: Truman, Vandenberg, and the Partnership That Created the Free World, which the Wall Street Journal named one of its top ten non-fiction books of the year.

Haas has appeared on CNN, FOX, CNBC, C-SPAN, Voice of America, NPR, the BBC, and many local TV and radio shows. Currently, he appears every Tuesday night as a commentator on CTV. He has served as a guest lecturer at the Government Affairs Institute and Legislative Studies Institute, and he has spoken at Yale University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Missouri, University of Maryland, George Washington University, University of Rhode Island, and Montgomery College. Haas also has testified before Congress on Iran and radical Islam.