Karen Elliott House is vice chair of the Institute’s Board of Overseers. She is former senior vice president of Dow Jones & Company and former publisher of all print editions of The Wall Street Journal.
House had been president of Dow Jones's international group since January 1995 before being appointed publisher in July 2002. In 1974, she joined the Journal's Washington, D.C., bureau as a journalist, where she covered energy, environment, and agriculture. She was named diplomatic correspondent in 1978, moved to New York in 1983 as assistant foreign editor, and became foreign editor in 1984. House won a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1984 for her coverage of the Middle East. In March 1989, she was named vice president of Dow Jones's international group.
She is an adjunct fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. She also is vice chairman of the Rand Corporation Board of Trustees and is a member of the Trilateral Commission's Executive Committee.
Her book On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault lines--and Future will be published by Knopf in September 2012.