1992 Council On Ideas Members

Lee Cullum
Lee Cullum, a nationally respected commentator on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer (PBS) and All Things Considered (NPR), is a syndicated columunist based at the Dallas Morning News. In addition, she hosts Conversations, a series of half hour interviews with major newsmakers on public television in Dallas-Fort Worth. She also offers political commentary for the CBS affiliate there. Cullum serves on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. She also belongs to the Inter-American Dialogue and the American Council on Germany, and is a fellow of the Dallas Institute for the Humanities and Culture. Formerly, Cullum was editor of the editorial page of the Dallas Times Herald.

Stuart A. Kauffman
Member of the Santa Fe Institute, Kauffman, author of At Home in the Universe (1995), is one of the world's leading thinkers on self-organization and the science of complexity as applied to biology. Kauffman also consults with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and is on the editorial boards of several prestigious professional publications. He has international patents pending on DNA, RNA, and peptides, polypeptides or proteins by recombinant DNA techniques. Among his many honors, Kauffman is a MacArthur Fellow. Formerly a professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he holds BA degrees from Dartmouth College and Oxford University and received his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco.

N. Scott Momaday
Navarre Scott Momaday is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of fiction and a widely exhibited artist. He currently holds the post of Regents Professor of English at the University of Arizona. Momaday has written many books and is himself the subject of a book by Charles Woodard. He has illustrated four of his own books and two by other authors. Momaday holds honorary doctorates from eleven universities, including Yale. The son of Kiowa artist Alfred Morris Momaday and writer Natachee Scott, Momaday grew up on Navajo, Apache and Pueblo Indian reservations in the American Southwest. He received a BA from the University of New Mexico and an MA and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Walter Shapiro
Walter Shapiro is a regular columnist for USA Today as well as Esquire's chief White House correspondent. Formerly a senior writer for Time Magazine, he was Time's top political writer, having covered both the 1988 and 1992 presidential campaigns. Shapiro has been a general editor at Newsweek, a reporter for the Washington Post, the editor for the Washington Monthly and a reporter with the Congressional Quarterly. Shapiro is currently writing a book on President Clinton's foreign policy. In addition, he was elected as a Fellow with with the US-Japan Society in 1991-92. Shapiro holds a BA from the University of Michigan.