William H. Luers (born May 15, 1929, Springfield, Illinois) is the Director of The Iran Project and an adjunct Professor at The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He has been a Naval Officer, a career diplomat in the U.S Foreign Service (32 years), The President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC (13 years), and President of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (10 years). He is also a writer/commentator on world affairs. He has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and contributed essays for books since the mid-1960s. He has served on many corporate and not-for-profit Boards.