Board of Advisors
Ambassador James F. Jeffrey is the Chair of the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center. He recently retired from the U.S. Department of State where he served as the Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. In addition to his most recent U.S. State Department assignment, Ambassador Jeffrey has held many senior government positions in Washington, D.C. and abroad, including Deputy National Security Advisor (2007–2008); United States Ambassador to Iraq (2010–2012); United States...Read More »
Mary Beth Long is founder of M B Long & Associates, PLLC, an international legal and advisory firm. From 2007-2009, Ms. Long served as the first woman confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as Chair of NATO’s High Level Group (HLG), responsible for NATO’s nuclear policy. In her defense department roles, she also acted as Principal Deputy Secretary of Defense on the Middle East, Africa, the Western Hemisphere, Asia, and Southeast...Read More »
Frank G. Mancuso has had a distinguished career in the entertainment and communication industry spanning four decades, culminating with his leadership of Paramount Pictures Corporation and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. During his tenure as Chairman/CEO of MGM, he successfully revived the renowned studio by rebuilding both its film and television operations, acquiring both Orion Pictures Corporation and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and effectively led it through the process of once again becoming a public company. Under his leadership, MGM...Read More »
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 1993-1994 McLarty was the White House Chief of Staff. He followed that position by serving as a counselor to President Clinton, a member on the National Economic Council, and a Special Envoy for the Americas. As Special Envoy, McLarty was actively involved in the creation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
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Michael Morell, the former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is one of the leading national security professionals in the United States, with extensive experience in intelligence and foreign policy. He has been at the center of our nation’s fight against terrorism, its work to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and its efforts to respond to trends that are altering the international landscape—including the rise of China, a revanchist Russia, and the cyber threat. Politico has...Read More »