OFFICERS

  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson (Secretary)

    Carlson Holdings, Inc.

    Marilyn Carlson Nelson is Co-CEO and former chairman of Carlson Holdings, Inc., one of the largest...

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  • The Honorable Martin Frost (Chairman)

    Polsinelli, Shughart PC

    Former Congressman Martin Frost is a keen observer of national...

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  • Ambassador Robert H. Tuttle (Treasurer)

    Robert Holmes Tuttle served as U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's from...

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  • The Honorable Vin Weber (Vice-Chair)

    Vin Weber is a Partner at Mercury. He provides strategic advice to institutions...

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  • Carl Gershman

    President of the National Endowment for Democracy

    Carl Gershman is President of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, congressionally...

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Board of Directors

  • ELLIOTT ABRAMS

    Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

    Elliott Abrams is senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign...

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  • Anne Applebaum

    Columnist & Adjunct Fellow of the Center for European Policy Analysis

     Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and Slate. She...

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  • The Honorable Karen Bass

    United States House of Representatives

    Congressmember Karen Bass was re-elected to her second term representing the newly drawn 37th Congressional...

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  • James Boland

    Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)

    James Boland became President of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) in...

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  • Ambassador William J. Burns

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    William J. Burns is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,...

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  • MARLENE COLUCCI

    Executive Director, The Business Council

    Marlene Colucci is the Executive Director of The Business Council, an elite group...

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  • Michele Dunne

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    Michele Dunne is a senior associate in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her...

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  • Francis Fukuyama

    Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)

    Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute...

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  • Donald L. Horowitz

    James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Law and Political Science at Duke University

    Donald L. Horowitz is the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Law and Political Science at Duke University...

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  • Barry Jackson

    Managing Director, The Lindsey Group and Strategic Advisor, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

    Barry Jackson served as Chief of Staff for Speaker Boehner from 2010 to June 2012. Jackson served...

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  • Zalmay Khalilzad

    CSIS, Gryphon Partners

    Zalmay Khalilzad is Counselor at CSIS and President and CEO of Gryphon Partners,...

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  • Jayne M. Kurzman

    Davidson, Dawson & Clark, LLP

    Jayne M. Kurzman graduated from Vassar College magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in...

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  • Marne Levine

    COO, Instagram

    Marne Levine has been Chief Operating Officer of Instagram, Inc., since 2015. Ms. Levine served as Vice...

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  • Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman

    Senior Advisor to the President U.S. Institute of Peace

    Ambassador Lyman began his government career with the U.S. Agency for International Development and served...

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  • Will Marshall

    Progressive Policy Institute

    Will Marshall is president and founder of the Progressive...

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  • Azar Nafisi

    Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of the international bestseller Reading...

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  • Andrew J. Nathan

    Columbia University

    Andrew J. Nathan is Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. ...

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  • Mark S. Ordan

    WP GLIMCHER

    Mark S. Ordan is Executive Chairman of the Board of WP GLIMCHER, a role he assumed...

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  • Fred Redmond

    United Steelworkers

    Elected by acclamation in 2005, Fred Redmond took office as the USW's International Vice President...

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  • The Honorable Peter Roskam

    United States House of Representatives

    Chicagoland native Peter Roskam is in his fifth term in the United States House of...

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  • Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich

    Council on Foreign Relations

    Stephen Sestanovich is the George...

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  • David E. Skaggs

    Co-Chair of the Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics and a Senior Advisor with Dentons US LLP

    David Skaggs holds positions as Co-Chair of the Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics and a Senior...

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  • Melanne Verveer

    Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

    Ambassador Verveer most recently served as the first US Ambassador for Global women’s...

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  • George Weigel

    Ethics and Public Policy Center

    George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian...

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  • Robert B. Zoellick

    Chairman of Goldman Sachs’ International Advisors

    Robert B. Zoellick is a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at...

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