Malcolm Bernard Smith, a Senior Consultant at General American Investors Company, Inc., has served on the International Board of Human Rights Watch for 18 years and counting. In 2001, he was named an HRW Board emeritus member and still remains very active within the organization. Malcolm has served on the Boards of many organizations including the New York Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Permanent Fund of the Modern Language Association, and Phi Beta Kappa Fellows. He has been a trustee of the New School since 1982 and was chairman of the Board of Trustees for 10 years. He serves on the Board of Governors of the New School for Social Research (Graduate Faculty) and Lang College.
Malcolm served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 and holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA in Economics from Harvard University. He also holds an honorary degree from the New School.