The Pacific Council is committed to building the vast potential of the West Coast for impact on global issues, discourse, and policy.
- We inform and engage leaders and galvanize them to effect change on global issues;
- We build strong networks to stimulate informed dialogue and collaboration;
- Our work emphasizes issues where we are positioned to have maximum impact.
The Pacific Council is governed by a Board of Directors chaired by the Honorable Mickey Kantor, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative, and Ambassador Robert H. Tuttle, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Dr. Jerrold D. Green serves as President and CEO. Founded in 1995 in cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations and the University of Southern California (USC), the Pacific Council is an independent 501c(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Los Angeles. Our work is made possible by financial contributions and in-kind support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations.
University of Southern California (USC)
The Pacific Council has enjoyed close ties with the University of Southern California since its inception on USC campus. The Pacific Council and USC share a commitment to increasing understanding of the global forces affecting the West Coast, the Pacific region, and the world. Each President of the Pacific Council — Dr. Abraham F. Lowenthal (1995-2005), Dr. Geoffrey Garrett (2005-2008), and Dr. Jerrold D. Green (2008-present) — has also held an academic appointment at USC that facilitates a relationship of joint programming, leadership collaboration, and connections among students, faculty, and Pacific Council members.