Board of Directors

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First Name: 
Markos
Last Name: 
Kounalakis
Bio: 

Markos Kounalakis is an author, publisher, journalist, and scholar.  Dr. Kounalakis covered wars and revolutions for Newsweek and NBC-Mutual News.  He was there during the fall of the Berlin Wall and lived in the Soviet Union during its collapse.  He later became publisher of The Washington Monthly magazine.  Dr.

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First Name: 
Chip
Last Name: 
Andreae
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Chip Andreae is the founder and President of Andreae & Associates, Inc., a Washington, DC-based consulting firm specializing since 1991 in risk management and government relations strategies for international firms operating in emerging markets and across the globe.

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First Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Wertsch
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James V. Wertsch is David R. Francis Distinguished Professor, Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, and Professor of Anthropology at Washington University in St.

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First Name: 
Enders
Last Name: 
Wimbush
Bio: 

Mr. Wimbush is the Partner, StrateVarious LLC. He served as a member of the United States Broadcasting Board of Governors from 2009-2012, and from 1987-1993 as Director of Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany during the period featuring the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR. He has had a long career in private, public and NGO sectors as a national security consultant, global manager and communications executive.

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First Name: 
Dennis
Last Name: 
Mulhaupt
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Dennis Mulhaupt is Managing Director of Commonwealth Partners, Inc., a firm he founded which provides a wide range of advisory services relating to philanthropy and non-profit management to clients throughout North America. He has had extensive experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds including as an investment banker in London, and as a consultant and adviser to international businesses, governments and international organizations in the area of international trade and investment planning, as well as political and economic risk assessment and crisis management.

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First Name: 
Aaron
Last Name: 
Lobel
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Dr. Aaron Lobel is the founder and president of America Abroad Media (AAM), an international media non-profit based in Washington, D.C.  AAM's mission is to empower and support local voices that convey universal values through creative content and media programming. Founded in 2002, AAM reaches large scale audiences through innovative partnerships with leading television hosts, media personalities and channels throughout the greater Middle East. Under Dr.