THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ARTHUR I. BLAUSTEIN TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE HUMANITIES
The President announced today his intent to nominate Arthur I. Blaustein to the National Council on the Humanities.
Arthur I. Blaustein of Berkeley, California, is an adjunct professor at the University of California at Berkeley in the Department of City and Regional Planning, as well as an adjunct faculty member in the humanities at the California School of Professional Psychology. Before joining the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley in 1984, Professor Blaustein served as Chair of the President's National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity from 1977 to 1981. Additional experience includes service as president of the National Economic Development and Law Center from 1969 to 1984. Professor Blaustein currently serves as a faculty advisor to the AmeriCorps Program at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition, he served as a board member for the Center for Ethics and Economic Policy and on the editorial board of Social Policy. Professor Blaustein served from 1973 to 1978 as chair of the board of directors of The Center for Rural Studies, and the National Joint Legislative Task Force from 1969 to 1976. He is the author of several books and publications, and most recently published The American Promise--Justice and Equality. Professor Blaustein earned a B.A. from Bard College in 1957 and an M.A. from Columbia University in 1961.
The National Council on the Humanities is responsible for advising the chair with respect to the policies, programs and procedures necessary for the operation of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition, the Council reviews applications for the awarding of grants and makes recommendations to the Chairperson. Staff support and funding for the Council are provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.