Hugh Price
Nonresident Senior Fellow


  • Civil rights

Hugh B. Price is a nonresident senior fellow with Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. From 2008 until 2013, he was the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs visiting professor of public and international affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Price served as president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League from July 1994 until April 2003. Previously, he was vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation, senior vice president of PBS station WNET/Thirteen, and member of the editorial board of The New York Times. Price is the author of three books—“Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed”; “Achievement Matters: Getting Your Child The Best Education Possible”; and “Destination: The American Dream,” a compilation of his speeches and position papers published by the National Urban League. His articles have been published in many newspapers and journals, and he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. Price currently chairs the board of the Jacob Burns Film Center. He was formerly on the boards of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Verizon, Georgetown University and Mayo Clinic.