The Honorable Lester Wolff is a retired American politician and former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York, serving from 1965 to 1981. During his time in Congress, Wolff acted as Chairman of the Asian and Pacific Affairs Committee, as well as the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control. In 1978, he led a congressional delegation to the People’s Republic of China, which included a widely publicized meeting with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. Wolff was also one of the key authors of the Taiwan Relations Act, signed into law in 1979. Following his congressional career, he has served as president of the International Trade and Development Agency, director of the Pacific Community Institute at Touro College, and director at the Griffon Corporation. He is the author of several books on foreign policy and has hosted a weekly show on PBS. For his achievements, Wolff received the World Peace Prize Top Honor in 2010, as well as the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014.