Noel Lateef is president and CEO of the Foreign Policy Association in New York. Born in Rome, where his family was posted with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Lateef received his B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he was elected executive editor of the Yale Journal of International Law and editor of the Yale Law Journal. After graduating in 1982, he served as law clerk to James R. Browning, the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He later became was chairman of The Bowery Savings Bank, a venerable New York-based financial institution founded in 1834. After the bank’s sale in 1995, Lateef joined the Foreign Policy Association, and he is the longest serving president in the FPA’s 100-year history, which we are proud to celebrate this year.