International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Malcolm H. Wiener is an Aegean prehistorian who has written extensively on the Eastern Mediterranean world in the Bronze Age. His topics include the emergence, florescence and collapse of the first complex societies of the western world in Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, their relationship to the civilizations of the Near East and Egypt, and the chronology of the ancient world. His awards include the honorary doctorates of the Universities of Sheffield, Tübingen, Athens, Cincinnati and University College London, and the Ring of Honour of the German Academy in Mainz. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy, the Austrian Academy and the Society of Antiquaries in London, a Corresponding Member of the Austrian Archaeological Institute, and holds a rank of Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France.
Mr. Wiener is a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. The Center for Social Policy of the KSG is named in his honor.
Mr. Wiener chaired the independent task force of the CFR on "Non-lethal Technologies: Military Implications and Options" and wrote its report.
Mr. Wiener was born in Tsingtao, China, is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School, served in the Navy, practiced as an attorney, and was the founder and CEO of related investment firms between 1971 and 1987.