About the Atlantic Council Atlantic Council AC f6402584-13d6-4114-8f87-500c57e8275a Since its founding in 1961-1962, the Council has been a preeminent, non partisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security. In its early years, distinguished American foreign policy leaders - Dean Acheson, Dean Rusk, Christian Herter, Lucius Clay, and others - developed an ambitious agenda to engage Americans with their European partners on matters of global concern. Now in its 50th year, the Atlantic Council is harnessing that history of transatlantic leadership and applying its founders' vision to a broad spectrum of modern global challenges from violent extremism to financial instability and from NATO's future to energy security. As we face an inflection point in history, the Atlantic Council provides an essential forum for navigating dramatic shifts in economic and political influence. The Council is home to ten programs and centers, broken down both functionally and regionally, which seamlessly work together to tackle today's unique set of challenges. Frederick Kempe President and CEO Damon M. Wilson Executive Vice President Drew Dickson Executive Assistant to the President Stephanie Roland Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President Maksymilian Czuperski Research Assistant to the President Daniel P. Puls Vice President, Office of Advancement Adaku Ekpo Deputy Director, Office of Advancement Aaron Stover Associate Director, Office of Advancement Geoffrey Paulsen Intern, Office of Advancement Paige Ennis Vice President, Office of External Relations Tessa Shambaugh Associate Director, Corporate Relations, Office of External Relations Vicente Garcia Assistant Director, Office of External Relations Iveta Kruma Assistant Director and Coordinator, Energy and Economic Summit, Office of External Relations Molly Johnson Intern, Office of External Relations Mia Nilsen Intern, Office of External Relations Rachel Weatherly Digital Communications Manager Taleen Ananian Associate Director, Communications Samia Yakub Associate Director, Communications, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East Jason Harmala Assistant Director, Digital Communications Eric Gehman Publications and Communications Assistant Ania Voloshin Director, Outreach and Public Events Laura Macedo Program Assistant, Events Ashley Stuart Program Assistant, Events Dash Radosti Intern, Events James Joyner Managing Editor Bernard Finel Contributing Editor Derek Reveron Contributing Editor Beverly Armstrong Chief Financial Officer Adwoa Jones Human Resources Director Natasha Hadijski Assistant Controller Lisa Christian Deputy Director, Administration Jewel Logan Assistant Director, Administration Genevieve McGann Human Resources Assistant Ingrid Norton Administrative Specialist Atlantic Council Partners NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization - (NATO) - an alliance of 26 countries from Europe and North America, dedicated to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. The Council frequently collaborates with Alliance representatives on public outreach and educational initiatives, as well as policy-related projects. ATA Atlantic Treaty Association - (ATA) - a federation of national bodies aimed to enhance public awareness of the values of democracy, peace and security. As a founding member of the ATA, the Council works with other associations in Europe and North America to promote dialogue and mutual understanding within the Euro-Atlantic region and between it and the Mediterranean area. YATA Youth Atlantic Treaty Association - (YATA) - a section of the Atlantic Treaty Association dedicated to creating and strengthening dialogue and understanding between the youth of NATO member and Partnership for Peace countries and the Alliance. As a founding member of the YATA, the Council collaborates with other associations in Europe and North America to educate future leaders about the importance of international affairs and positive cooperation. ISA International Studies Association - (ISA) - a group of scholars and practitioners founded in 1959 to pursue mutual interests in international studies. The Council is accredited by ISA as a Cooperating Organization. Cooperating Organizations promote communication and help to develop contacts among specialists and practitioners and facilitate exchange. ISN International Relations and Security Network - (ISN) - a free public service that provides a wide range of resources to encourage the exchange of information among international relations and security professionals worldwide. The Council acts as a Principal Partner of ISN and shares its research and publications with the network. CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online - (CIAO) - publishes a wide range of scholarship that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. The Council provides its materials for inclusion in the on-line database. Atlantic Council Supporters The Atlantic Council is grateful for the generous support it receives from private foundations, U.S. and foreign government agencies, companies, and individuals. These supporters enable the Council to continue its quality programming and timely analysis, thereby allowing it to pursue its mission of renewing the Atlantic community for global challenges. Supporters engage with the Council through partnerships, sponsorships, and/or membership. In addition to Corporate and Individual Members, the supporters below have contributed to the success of the Council. Carnegie Corporation of New York Kimsey Foundation Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation John D. Macomber Fund Ploughshares Fund Stuart Family Foundation The Whitehead Foundation Allied Command Transformation Office of Strategic Vision Delegation of the European Commission North Atlantic Treaty Organization Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office US Department of the Air Force US Department of the Army US Department of Energy US Department of the Navy US Institute of Peace 5a207023-a92e-471c-b3fd-45881af24c93 To promote transatlantic cooperation and international security. e62e7eb0-b0e7-4150-8c58-fab781671a97 Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security Examine emerging transatlantic and global security issues. 1afdad2d-ac7d-43dc-9006-be9be03c22af 1 Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security Examines emerging transatlantic and global security issues, including NATO transformation, cyber statecraft, strategic foresight, missile defense, and defense industry trends. NATO Barry Pavel Vice President and Director Jeffrey Lightfoot Deputy Director Magnus Nordenman Deputy Director HuiHui Ooi Assistant Director Alexander Ward Program Assistant Harlan Ullman Senior Adviser Kurt Volker Senior Adviser Steven Grundman M.A. and George Lund Fellow for Emerging Defense Challenges Franklin D. Kramer Distinguished Fellow Robert A. Manning Resident Senior Fellow Michael Llenza US Navy Fellow Albert Keidel Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative John Raidt Senior Fellow, Middle East Security Initiative Jason Healey Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative Jason Thelen Associate Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative Catherine Putz Program Assistant, Cyber Statecraft Initiative Fenwick Gilroy Intern, Cyber Statecraft Initiative Dmitri Alperovitch Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative Neal Pollard Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative Gregory Rattray Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative 7912b67c-e60c-4237-a42c-1aa95dc43c92 2e768c2a-8939-4764-91e6-95b7a2b9f613 Transatlantic Relations Foster consensus, cooperation, and leadership in the transatlantic arena and boost understanding of the evolution of Europe. 9323c759-f5f8-4c05-b855-98bef4f04cfa 2 Transatlantic Relations Program Works to foster consensus, cooperation, and leadership in the transatlantic arena and to boost understanding of the evolution of Europe, with a focus on the European Union and pivotal states such as Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. Europe Ukraine Moldova Georgia Frances G. Burwell Vice President and Director Maureen McGrath Assistant Director Abby Moore Program Assistant Jackson Fuhrman Intern Pauline Wood Intern Nicholas Dungan Senior Fellow Sabine Freizer Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky Senior Fellow 293a6990-f3fd-46ea-bc67-ca48f1ce565a 50d0cbd3-e7c6-4ce7-bb5f-c8198503848c Global Business & Economics Convene business and government leaders to exchange ideas and design solutions to pressing global economic and financial challenges. d0611684-c276-4ee5-844a-48fb063cba01 3 Global Business & Economics Program Convenes business and government leaders from the US and Europe to exchange ideas and design solutions to pressing global economic and financial challenges, and to advance prosperity and innovation. US Europe Chris Brummer Project Director, Transatlantic Finance Initiative and C. Boyden Gray Fellow on Global Finance and Growth Garrett Workman Associate Director Brent McGee Intern Geoffrey Paulsen Intern Matthew Plocher Intern Alexei Monsarrat Senior Fellow Douglas J. Besharov Senior Fellow Megan Greene Senior Fellow f4b3525a-b158-4a00-8781-d82207543774 955abf1c-ae1e-4446-9a89-2df025eb1d06 Energy & Environment Assess and encourages transatlantic and East-West cooperation on major global issues impacting the availability, accessibility, affordability, and sustainability of energy. d565cad9-e704-4d5e-b983-9c46d2606485 4 Energy & Environment Program Assesses and encourages transatlantic and East-West cooperation on major global issues impacting the availability, accessibility, affordability, and sustainability of energy. 1fbc5046-18b7-432d-8f03-299d5da83d38 John R. Lyman Director Mihaela Carstei Deputy Director Kathryn Sparks Program Assistant Sam Leist Intern Lorenz Noe Intern Vicki Romo Intern Blythe Lyons Senior Fellow Andrew Paterson Senior Fellow Walter Streight Howes Senior Fellow Pamela Tomski Senior Fellow Frank Umbach Senior Fellow Adnan Vatansever Senior Fellow 6d82113e-fe33-4d1c-971f-cbc8ed33d6b3 Young Atlanticists Bring together today's top policymakers and tomorrow's leaders for in-depth and open discussions about the future of the Atlantic community. bac8b7b9-16c5-4734-aa10-1ee19292b3c7 5 Young Atlanticist Program Brings together today's top policymakers and tomorrow's leaders for in-depth and open discussions, both in person and through social media, about the future of the Atlantic community. Top Policymakers Atlantic Community David Kirk Director Jonathan Silverthorne Associate Director Daniel Bennett Program Assistant Katharine Sagar Intern c745b702-fee4-407b-969d-b17c43da75ac 95b01f53-c81f-4dc4-9a55-37d11706523f Middle East Examine the forces transforming the Middle East and develop policy recommendations for the US and Europe about how to support reform in the region. 49ed5187-8661-491d-86fb-a6428bd40c2f 6 Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East Examines the forces transforming the Middle East and develops policy recommendations for the US and Europe about how to support reform in the region. Middle East US Europe Michele Dunne Vice President and Director Danya Greenfield Deputy Director Nancy Messieh Associate Director/Editor of EgyptSource Tarek Radwan Associate Director Svetlana Milbert Assistant Director Tuqa Nusairat Assistant Director Lara Talverdian Assistant Director Sarah Grebowski Research Assistant Stefanie Hausheer Program Assistant Hazim Al-Eryani Intern Brian Braun Intern Amira Mikhail Intern Amy Hawthorne Resident Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof Resident Senior Fellow Mohsin Khan Resident Senior Fellow Richard LeBaron Resident Senior Fellow Karim Mezran Resident Senior Fellow Faysal Itani Resident Fellow Yussef Auf Fellow Duncan Pickard Fellow afa4c54c-bf95-46ac-bfab-a5563c96f0a8 59e032bb-14a2-493d-901f-994754293184 Africa Transform U.S. and European policy approaches to Africa. f95f4d52-4815-4d39-ac0b-df2e4bd89380 7 Michael S. Ansari Africa Center Works to transform U.S. and European policy approaches to Africa by building strong geopolitical partnerships with African states to enhance security and strengthen economic growth and prosperity on the continent. Africa U.S. Europe J. Peter Pham Director Bronwyn Bruton Deputy Director Kristen Smith Assistant Director Adrienne Chuck Assistant Director Sam Fishman Intern Rudolph Atallah Senior Fellow Gerard Prunier Senior Fellow b073300a-e670-417a-ac86-b5bf23bed6f6 109f4940-1357-4cb1-880b-16cfd7ea423f Eurasia Promote transatlantic engagement in the countries around the Black Sea, in the Caucasus, and in Central Asia. 416beff4-c1d3-4e38-b793-8f27119a04c1 8 Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Promotes transatlantic engagement in the countries around the Black Sea, in the Caucasus, and in Central Asia that is focused on regional political and security issues, economic cooperation and integration, and energy diversity of supply and demand among Caspian producers and European and international markets. Eurasia Ross Wilson Director Orhan Taner Director, Energy and Economic Summit David Koranyi Deputy Director Laura Linderman Assistant Director Katharine Clark Intern Nino Ghvinadze Intern Bina Hussein Intern Matthew Bryza Senior Fellow Sabine Freizer Senior Fellow Adnan Vatansever Senior Fellow 88857301-a817-4a75-9179-eccfc9760f11 27eecc77-81a5-4926-b02a-724e6f3fbde3 South Asia Provide a forum for countries in greater South Asia to engage with one another on sustainable stability and economic growth. 81bbc4b6-3538-46dc-93c7-cc84a467ca4c 9 South Asia Center Provides a forum for countries in greater South Asia to engage with one another on sustainable stability and economic growth in our quest to "wage peace" in the region, and develop links and better understanding among them and members of the Atlantic community. South Asia Shuja Nawaz Director Bharath Gopalaswamy Deputy Director Huma Haque Assistant Director Kathryn Alexeeff Research Assistant Nazia Khan Research Assistant Mohan Guruswamy Senior Fellow Ayesha Jalal Senior Fellow Rajan Menon Senior Fellow Jonathan Paris Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin Senior Fellow 4dd2d785-7486-404b-82d3-60336ca3a949 dfb63a92-9f79-4ac5-b3e8-8a4df6839e4e 2013-07-08 http://www.acus.org/about Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.