Peter L. Szanton

  • Fall 1971, Spring 1972

Peter L. Szanton has been president of the New York City-Rand Institute since 1969. He has been involved in the analysis of public policy questions since 1962 when he joined the Policy Planning Staff for International Security Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 1965 he became Deputy Director of the Program Evaluation Staff in the Bureau of the Budget and participated there in the development of planning-programming-budgeting systems for a number of federal agencies. He served as a staff member of the President's Task Force on Government Organization in 1967 and later that year joined the Rand Corporation. In 1968, Mr. Szanton became Director of Rand's work for New York City, and in 1969 he was designated the first President of the New York City-Rand Institute. Mr. Szanton is by training an historian and lawyer.