Established in 1967 by Mary Caroline Herter and friends in memory of Christian A. Herter

Image Credit: Edward P. Harding/Harding-Glidden Inc. CHRISTIAN ARCHIBALD HERTER, United States secretary of state from 1959 to 1961, was one of the founders of SAIS. During his long and distinguished public career, he was a diplomat, a congressman, and governor of Massachusetts. He was highly praised by President Dwight Eisenhower, who said, "When you look at him, you know you are looking at an honest man." A university trustee and SAIS Advisory Council member, he served as special advisor on international affairs to the university in the 1960s. Secretary Herter, who died in 1967, received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Hopkins in 1961.


MARY CAROLINE PRATT HERTER who, with her husband, was a longtime friend of the university, was the granddaughter of Charles Pratt, a founder of the Standard Oil Company and founder of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Mrs. Herter died in 1980.


MICHAEL E. MANDELBAUM, the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy, directs the American Foreign Policy Program. Dr. Mandelbaum is the author of five books, including The Dawn of Peace in Europe. In addition to his many years as a teacher of political science, government, and foreign policy, he has served on the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations as director of the Project on East-West Relations. He has been on the SAIS faculty since 1990.