Advisory Board

David Abshire

David Abshire is President of the Center of the Study of the Presidency in Washington, DC. He also holds the position of President at the Richard Lounsberry Foundation in New York. In 1962,...
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Peter Ackerman

Peter Ackerman is Founding Chair of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict and Managing Director of Rockport Capital, Inc., a private investment firm. Ackerman has lectured and written...
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Madeleine K. Albright

Madeleine K. Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. Dr....
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Hushang Ansary

Hushang Ansary is Chairman of Stewart & Stevenson, LLC in Houston, Texas. As a philanthropist, he has been active in the fields of education and medicine, including projects at the Weill Cornell...
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Richard L. Armitage

Richard L. Armitage is President of Armitage International, a position he has held since 2005. Armitage, who was Deputy Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005, began his career as a commissioned...
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Norman R. Augustine

Norman R. Augustine is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation, the world’s largest defense contractor. Upon retirement from Lockheed Martin in 1997,...
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Charlene Barshefsky

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky is the Senior International Partner at WilmerHale. Barshefsky, who served as US Trade Representative from 1997-2001, is known internationally as the architect and...
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John B. Bellinger III

John B. Bellinger III is a partner in the international and national security practices of Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, DC. He advises sovereign governments and U.S. and foreign companies...
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Samuel Berger

Samuel Berger is the Chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group. He served as National Security Advisor to President Bill Clinton from 1997-2000, and Deputy National Security Advisor from 1993-1996....
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Nick Burns

Nicholas Burns is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School. Here, he also serves as Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project, Faculty...
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Richard Burt

Ambassador Burt is the managing director for Europe, Russia and Eurasia at McLarty Associates. McLarty Associates counsels corporations and financial institutions in the United States and abroad...
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Michael Chertoff

The Honorable Michael Chertoff is Co-founder and managing principal of The Chertoff Group, which provides strategic security and risk management advisory services to clients in business and...
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Eliot Cohen

Eliot Cohen is Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. He also serves as Director of the...
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Lester Crown

Mr. Crown serves as Chairman of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is a Life Member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and a...
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Paula J. Dobriansky

Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University's JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Chair of the National Board of Directors of the World Affairs...
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William H. Draper

William H. Draper III is the Managing Director of Draper Richards, LP, and Co-Founder, Director, and Trustee of the Draper Richards Foundation. From 1981 to 1986, he served as President and...
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Ken Duberstein

Ken Duberstein is Chairman and CEO of The Duberstein Group. In 1987 he worked as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Ronald Reagan, and from 1988-89 he served as the White House Chief of Staff. Prior to...
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Leslie H. Gelb

Dr. Leslie H. Gelb is President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, having served as president of the organization from 1993-2003. Prior to joining CFR, Gelb established a...
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James K. Glassman

Ambassador Jim Glassman is founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute and host of “Ideas in Action,” a weekly public television series on trends, conditions and ideas “at...
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C. Boyden Gray

Ambassador C. Boyden Gray currently serves on the board of directors for the Atlantic Council. He was appointed ambassador to the European Union in 2006, and subsequently served as Special Envoy...
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Marc Grossman

Ambassador Marc Grossman currently serves as Vice Chairman of The Cohen Group. He served as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the State Department's third ranking...
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Lee Hamilton

Lee H. Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University, a non-partisan educational institution seeking to improve the public’s understanding of Congress and to inspire young...
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Michael V. Hayden

As Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, General Hayden was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions and capabilities of America’s...
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Martin Indyk

Ambassador Martin Indyk is Acting Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy at The Brookings Institution. He was previously head of The Saban Center for Middle East Policy and a senior fellow...
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James F. Jeffrey

Ambassador James F. Jeffrey is distinguished visiting fellow at The Washington Institute where he focuses on U.S. strategies to counter Iran's efforts to expand its influence in the broader Middle...
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Zalmay Khalilzad

Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad is President and CEO of Khalilzad Associates LLC, an international advisory firm that serves global businesses and non-profits. Ambassador Khalilzad’s...
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Kevin Klose

Kevin Klose is the Acting President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. A former editor, and national and foreign correspondent with The Washington Post, Klose is an award-winning...
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Thomas F. McLarty III

Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty III is Chairman and President of McLarty Associates, formerly Kissinger McLarty Associates. McLarty is also the Chief Executive Officer of McLarty Companies. From...
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Thomas Pickering

Ambassador Thomas Pickering is the Vice Chairman of Hills and Company. Upon his retirement from the US State Department he served as Senior Vice President for International Relations and was a...
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Margot Pritzker

Margot Pritzker is the founder and President of WomenOnCall.org, a Chicago-area network that matches women who are committed to volunteering their professional expertise with non-profit...
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Tim Roemer

Tim Roemer, former six-term U.S. representative for Indiana’s 3rd congressional district, most recently served as U.S. ambassador to India. He has a strong background in international trade and...
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Stephen P. Rosen

Dr. Stephen Peter Rosen is the Beton Michael Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs at Harvard University and director of Harvard's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies. He has...
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Dennis Ross

Ambassador Dennis Ross returned to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy as counselor in December 2011. Formerly the Institute’s Ziegler Distinguished fellow and counselor from...
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J. Stapleton Roy

Ambassador J. Stapleton (Stape) Roy is Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Stape...
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Brent Scowcroft

General Brent Scowcroft is President and founder of The Scowcroft Group, an international consulting firm. He served as the National Security Advisor to President Gerald Ford from 1974-1976 and to...
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Daniel Senor

Daniel Senor is Managing Director and a founding partner of Rosemont Solebury Capital Management. He is also an adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations...
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Kristen Silverberg

Ambassador Kristen Silverberg is currently the COO of Vorbeck Materials, a nanotechnology company in Maryland. Ambassador Silverberg was nominated by President George W. Bush on April 24, 2008 and...
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Strobe Talbott

Strobe Talbott has served as President of the Brookings Institution since 2002. He was previously Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization at Yale University. From 1993-2001 Talbott...
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Vin Weber

Vin Weber is managing partner of the Washington, D.C. branch of Clark & Weinstock and Vice-Chair of the National Endowment for Democracy. He served in the United States House of Representatives...
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John C. Whitehead

John C. Whitehead is Chairman of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. He joined Goldman Sachs & Co., in 1947 and worked there for 38 years, rising within the company to be named partner in 1956 and...
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Douglas B. Wilson

Nominated by President Obama in November 2009 and confirmed by the US Senate in February 2010 as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Mr. Wilson served until March of 2012 as the...
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Judy Woodruff

Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff has covered politics and other news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC and PBS. After returning to the NewsHour in 2007 as a senior correspondent,...
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R. James Woolsey

R. James Woolsey is Chairman of Woolsey Partners LLC and a Venture Partner with Lux Capital Management. He also Chairs the Board of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Mr. Woolsey...
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Juan C. Zarate

Juan Zarate is a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Senior National Security Analyst for CBS News, a Visiting Lecturer of Law at the Harvard Law...
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Philip Zelikow

Dr. Philip D. Zelikow is the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He served as Counselor to the US Department of State from February 2005 to December 2006. As...
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