Jack Perry

RI '58 (deceased)
U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria, 1979-81

"Columbia, and the Institute, stand very high on my personal list of Worthwhile Things With Which I Have Been Associated...It was thanks to Columbia that I had the satisfying and rewarding Foreign Service career that I did. Columbia University illuminated the truth of a critical half-century in such a way that the higher interests of humankind could be served. This goes beyond scholarship to wisdom, and is much to be praised."