Lester Crown

CSIS Honorary Trustee

A native Chicagoan, Mr. Crown is chairman of Henry Crown and Company. He is also chairman of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and past chairman of the Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago. In addition, he is a director of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, director of the Jewish Theological Seminary, director of The Jerusalem Foundation, and director of the Weizmann Institute of Science. He is a member of the International Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University, a director and chairman of the Executive Committee of Lyric Opera of Chicago and a member of CSIS’ International Councilors. He also serves as a life trustee of Northwestern University and The Aspen Institute, a member of the Board of Overseers of the Henry Crown Fellowship Program of The Aspen Institute and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.