About the Lectureship Series
Inaugurated in 2002 in memory of CFR member John B. Hurford, this annual lecture features individuals who represent critical new thinking in foreign policy and international affairs.
John B. Hurford (1938–2000)
John B. Hurford was a graduate of Haverford College and Harvard University and spent two years in India through Fulbright Fellowships, where he lectured at the Institute for Economic Growth and the University of Delhi.
He then began his business career at Lazard Freres and Company, where he worked on mergers, acquisitions, and investment research. In 1969, he joined BEA Associates, a New York-based investment management firm, as a managing director. In 1998, he became vice chairman of U.S. equities at Credit Suisse Asset Management, the successor firm to BEA Associates.