People

Hon. Madeleine K. Albright Directors Emeriti
Hon. Madeleine K. Albright  
The Albright Stonebridge Group

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. She was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. Dr...

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Wendy R. Anderson Adjunct Staff
Wendy R. Anderson  
Military, Veterans, and Society

Wendy R. Anderson is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).  She is also the Managing Director of Military and National Security Initiatives at Strong Eagle...

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Hon. Richard L. Armitage Board of Directors
Hon. Richard L. Armitage  
Armitage International

Beginning March 2005, Richard L. Armitage became President of Armitage International. Previously, his nomination as Deputy Secretary of State was confirmed by the Senate on March 23, 2001. He was sworn in on March 26, 2001.Prior to returning to...

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Dr. David Asher Adjunct Staff
Dr. David Asher  
Strategy and Statecraft

Dr. David Asher is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at CNAS, where he specializes in issues related to economics and security. He leads the CNAS strategic law enforcement initiative, studying the role of law enforcement and financial sanctions in the...

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Madelyne Ashworth Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Intern
Madelyne Ashworth  
External Relations

Madelyne Ashworth is the Joseph S. Nye, Jr. External Relations Intern at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) where she assists with media monitoring, website administration, event coordination and public relations writing, management and...

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Doug Beck Board of Directors
Doug Beck  
Apple, Inc.

Doug Beck is Vice President, Americas and Northeast Asia for Apple, Inc., and reports directly to CEO Tim Cook.  From 2010 to 2014 he was based in Tokyo, and led Apple’s businesses in Northeast Asia.Mr. Beck joined Apple in 2009 from The...

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Bogdan Belei Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Intern
Bogdan Belei  
Energy, Economics, and Security

Bogdan Belei is a Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Research Intern for the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). At CNAS, Mr. Belei focuses on the national security and foreign policy implications of energy...

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Nancy Berglass Adjunct Staff
Nancy Berglass  
Military, Veterans, and Society

Nancy Berglass is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at CNAS, Director of the Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund, and Principal of Berglass Community Investment Consulting. Widely respected as among the nation’s leading strategists for the...

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Steve Biegun Board of Advisors
Steve Biegun  
Ford Motor Company

Stephen E. Biegun is a corporate officer and vice president of International Governmental Affairs for Ford Motor Company. In this role for Ford, Mr. Biegun oversees all aspects of Ford’s international governmental relations, including trade strategy...

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Neal Blue Board of Advisors
Neal Blue  
General Atomics

Neal Blue is Chairman and CEO of General Atomics (“GA”), San Diego.  GA is a high-technology company, acquired from Chevron by the Blue family in 1986.    GA affiliated companies include GA Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), of...

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Denis A. Bovin Board of Directors
Denis A. Bovin  
Evercore

Denis A. Bovin is Senior Advisor to Evercore Partners, a leading global independent Investment Banking and Advisory Firm. He is Chairman of the MIT Investment Management Company, which oversees the investment of MIT’s approximately $17 billion...

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Erik Brattberg Adjunct Staff
Erik Brattberg  
Strategy and Statecraft

Erik Brattberg is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Strategy and Statecraft Program at the Center for a New American Security. At CNAS he co-leads a project on transatlantic security strategies in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Mr. Brattberg...

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Dr. Jonathan Brewer Adjunct Staff
Dr. Jonathan Brewer  
Energy, Economics, and Security

Dr. Jonathan Brewer is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is a visiting Professor at King's College, London, carrying out research with the Alpha Project on questions of proliferation and the financing of...

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Shawn Brimley Executive Team, Full-Time Staff
Shawn Brimley  
Executive Vice President and Director of Studies

Shawn Brimley is Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) where he manages the center’s research agenda and staff. Mr. Brimley rejoined CNAS in late 2012 after serving at the White House...

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Daniel Burg Adjunct Staff
Daniel Burg  
20YY Warfare Initiative

Mr. Daniel Burg is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for the 20YY Warfare Initiative at the Center for a New American Security. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Burg worked for Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation as Manager of Strategic Studies for the Navy...

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Andrew Burt Visting Fellow, Adjunct Staff
Andrew Burt  
Asia-Pacific Security

Andrew Burt is a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and the author of American Hysteria: The Untold Story of Mass Political Extremism in the United States (Lyons Press, 2015), which Archbishop Desmond...

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Jasmine Butler Full-Time Staff
Jasmine Butler  
External Relations

Jasmine Butler is the Event Coordinator at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she organizes, plans and executes all center-wide events as a member of the external relations team.Ms. Butler joined CNAS following her role as an Event...

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Bob Butler Adjunct Staff
Bob Butler  
Technology and National Security

Bob Butler is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program.  He is also the Vice President of Government Strategies for IO, a privately held data center “builder” and provider, and consults as a Special Government...

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Thomas Campbell Board of Directors
Thomas Campbell  
DC Capital Partners, LLC

Thomas Campbell is Founder and Managing Partner of DC Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm which makes controlling investments in the government and engineering markets.  He has over 25 years of investment experience. He currently...

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Hon. Kurt M. Campbell Board of Directors
Hon. Kurt M. Campbell  
CNAS/The Asia Group

Kurt M. Campbell is Co-Founder and former CEO of the Center for a New American Security and currently serves as Chairman of its Board of Directors.  Kurt M. Campbell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group, LLC, a strategic...

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Leanne Caret Board of Directors
Leanne Caret  
The Boeing Company

Leanne Caret is executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Defense, Space & Security (BDS). She is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council.Named BDS president and CEO in February 2016, Caret leads...

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Phillip Carter Full-Time Staff
Phillip Carter  
Military, Veterans, and Society

Phillip Carter is Senior Fellow, Counsel and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security.  His research focuses on issues facing veterans and military personnel, force structure and...

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JaRel L. Clay Full-Time Staff
JaRel L. Clay  
External Relations

JaRel Clay is the Digital Content Manager at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he oversees the development, production, and review of the Center’s online content – from high-definition video to blog posts.Joining CNAS in August...

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Dr. Eliot Cohen Adjunct Staff
Dr. Eliot Cohen  
Adjunct Senior Fellow

Dr. Eliot Cohen is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is the Robert E. Osgood Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He directs the strategic studies...

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Elbridge Colby Full-Time Staff
Elbridge Colby  
Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow

Elbridge Colby is the Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he focuses on issues relating to defense strategy, deterrence, nuclear weapons, conventional forces, U.S. alliances, space, intelligence, and...

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Melody Cook Full-Time Staff
Melody Cook  
External Relations

Melody Cook is the Creative Director at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Ms. Cook manages the design of the Center’s visual communication products to include report design and layout, information graphics and data visualizations, and...

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Jennifer S. Couture Military Fellows, Full-Time Staff
Jennifer S. Couture  
Military Fellow

A native of Vineland, New Jersey, CDR Jennifer Couture was commissioned through the NROTC program at The George Washington University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. At sea, CDR Couture served as a Division...

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Dr. Patrick M. Cronin Full-Time Staff
Dr. Patrick M. Cronin  
Asia-Pacific Security

Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the...

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Hon. Richard J. Danzig Board of Directors
Hon. Richard J. Danzig  
The RAND Corporation

Richard Danzig is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The RAND Corporation, a member of the Defense Policy Board and The President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, a Trustee of Reed College, a Director of the Center for a New American Security and...

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Michele Davis Board of Advisors
Michele Davis  
Morgan Stanley

Michele Davis is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Head of Global Corporate Affairs with responsibility for media relations, internal communications and philanthropy. She is also a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.Michele has...

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Jason Dempsey Adjunct Staff
Jason Dempsey  
Military, Veterans, and Society

Jason Dempsey is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Dr. Dempsey has written extensively on Army efforts toward gender integration, the experiences of Hispanics in...

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Peter B. deNeufville Adjunct Staff
Peter B. deNeufville  
Middle East Security

Peter deNeufville is an adjunct senior fellow with the Center for a New American Security. He also serves as Chairman of Voltaix, L.L.C., a manufacturer of chemical-vapor-deposition materials for the semiconductor and thin-film photovoltaic...

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Lawrence Di Rita Board of Advisors
Lawrence Di Rita  
Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Bank of America

Larry Di Rita is the CEO Communications Executive; he and his team also support the Global General Counsel.  Mr. Di Rita is also responsible for coordinating the work of the media relations teams across the company.  In prior assignments,...

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Hon. Paula J. Dobriansky Board of Advisors
Hon. Paula J. Dobriansky  
Harvard University

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 the World Affairs Councils of America.  From 2010 to 2012, she was Senior Vice...

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MG Charles Dunlap, USAF (Ret.) Board of Advisors
MG Charles Dunlap, USAF (Ret.)  
Duke University

Prior to his retirement on 1 June 2010, Major General Dunlap served as Deputy Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Air Force.  In that position he assisted in the professional oversight of more than 2,200 judge advocates, 350 civilian attorneys,...

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Rebecca Edelston Full-Time Staff
Rebecca Edelston  
Special Assistant to the President and CEO

Rebecca Edelston is Special Assistant and Director of the Next Generation National Security Leaders Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). In addition to assisting with the daily activities of the CEO and President, Ms. Edelston...

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Dr. Jason Ellis Visting Fellow, Adjunct Staff
Dr. Jason Ellis  
20YY Warfare Initiative

Jason Ellis is a Visiting Senior Fellow with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He is on leave from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he serves as Deputy Program Director for Defense. A Federally-Funded Research...

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James C. Estramonte Full-Time Staff, Military Fellows
James C. Estramonte  
Military Fellow

CAPT James Estramonte’s previous assignment to joining CNAS was as the Military Assistant to the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Honorable Jeh C. Johnson. A native of Greenwich, NY, he graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in...

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Dr. Peter Feaver Board of Advisors
Dr. Peter Feaver  
Duke University

Peter D. Feaver (Ph.D., Harvard, 1990) is the Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University and Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS). From June 2005 to July 2007, Feaver was on...

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Nathaniel C. Fick Board of Directors
Nathaniel C. Fick  
Endgame, Inc.

Nathaniel C. Fick is the CEO of Endgame, Inc., a venture-backed security intelligence software company. He was CEO of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) from June 2009 to November 2012, Chief Operating Officer of CNAS in 2008-2009 and a...

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Julie Finley Board of Advisors
Julie Finley  
Board of Advisors, CNAS

From 2005-09, Julie Finley served as U.S. Permanent Representative to the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) based in Vienna. Recently, Mrs. Finley has been a member of the Foreign Policy Leadership Council at Brookings...

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Lauren Fish Full-Time Staff
Lauren Fish  
Defense Strategies and Assessments

Lauren Fish is a Research Associate with the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program and 20YY Future of Warfare Initiative at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Fish worked as a Defense Fellow for Senator Tom...

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Ben FitzGerald Full-Time Staff
Ben FitzGerald  
Technology and National Security

Ben FitzGerald is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. In this capacity, Mr. FitzGerald leads CNAS efforts to explore the national security implications associated with the rapid pace of technological...

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Hon. Michèle Flournoy Board of Directors, Executive Team, Full-Time Staff
Hon. Michèle Flournoy  
Chief Executive Officer, CNAS

Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012.  She was the principal adviser to the...

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Richard Fontaine Executive Team, Full-Time Staff
Richard Fontaine  
President

Richard Fontaine is the President of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He served as a Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow at CNAS from 2009-2012 and previously as foreign policy advisor to Senator John McCain for more than five years....

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Alice Hunt Friend Adjunct Staff
Alice Hunt Friend  
Strategy and Statecraft

Alice Hunt Friend is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. She is also a PhD student at American University’s School of International Service, where she performs research on U.S. foreign policy, security studies and use...

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Francis J. Gavin Adjunct Staff
Francis J. Gavin  
Strategy and Statecraft

Francis J. Gavin is an adjunct senior fellow with the Strategy and Statecraft Program at the Center for a New American Security and is first Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy Studies and Professor of Political Science at MIT. Before...

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Paul Giarra Adjunct Staff
Paul Giarra  
Adjunct Senior Fellow

PAUL GIARRA is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is concurrently the President of Global Strategies & Transformation, a professional services firm and strategic planning consultancy providing national...

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Ilan Goldenberg Full-Time Staff
Ilan Goldenberg  
Middle East Security

Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with extensive government experience covering Iran’s nuclear program, the...

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Zachary Goldman Adjunct Staff
Zachary Goldman  
Energy, Economics and Security

Zachary K. Goldman is an adjunct senior fellow with the Energy, Economics and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. Mr. Goldman also serves as the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of...

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Dr. David Gordon Adjunct Staff
Dr. David Gordon  
Adjunct Senior Fellow

David F. Gordon is the President of International Capital Strategies and adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.  He is also an adjunct professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  Dr....

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Dr. Michael Green Board of Advisors
Dr. Michael Green  
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Michael Green is a senior adviser and holds the Japan Chair at CSIS, as well as being an associate professor of international relations at Georgetown University. He served as special assistant to the president for national security affairs and...

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Peter Harrell Adjunct Staff
Peter Harrell  
Energy, Economics and Security

Peter Harrell is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, where he focuses on the intersection of economics and national security. Research interests include economic statecraft, sanctions and energy.From 2012-2014, Mr....

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Jerry Hendrix Full-Time Staff
Jerry Hendrix  
Defense Strategies and Assessments

Jerry Hendrix is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security.A retired Captain in the United States Navy, his staff assignments include tours with the Chief of Naval...

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Nicholas Heras Full-Time Staff
Nicholas Heras  
Middle East Security

Mr. Nicholas A. Heras is the Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. From 2013-2014, he served as a research associate at the National Defense University (NDU) where he worked on...

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Aaron Hesse Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Intern
Aaron Hesse  
Middle East Security

Aaron Hesse is a Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Research Intern for the Middle East Security Program. At CNAS, Mr. Hesse is working with noted New York Times author, and CNAS writer-in-residence, Michael Gordon to help perform research on Syria’s civil war and...

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Masayuki Hironaka Adjunct Staff
Masayuki Hironaka  
Adjunct Senior Fellow

LT.GEN. MASAYUKI HIRONAKA (RET.) is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Concurrently, he is a senior adviser at ITOCHU Corporation, a general trading company, and a senior fellow at the Rebuild Japan Initiative...

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David J. Hogan Board of Directors
David J. Hogan  
Mannheim LLC

David J. Hogan is the non-executive Chairman of Mannheim LLC, a private, international investment company based in New York. Previously, he was the Senior Managing Director of the firm since 2001. Prior to joining Mannheim LLC in 2001, Mr. Hogan had...

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Michael Horowitz Adjunct Staff
Michael Horowitz  
Technology and National Security

Michael C. Horowitz is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Technology and National Security Research Program with the Center for a New American Security and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.He spent the 2013...

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Linda Hudson Board of Directors
Linda Hudson  
The Cardea Group

Linda Parker Hudson is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Cardea Group, a consultancy specializing in C-Suite transitions, organizational transformations and adaptive strategies. She retired as president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. on January 31...

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Dr. Van Jackson Adjunct Staff
Dr. Van Jackson  
Asia-Pacific Security

Dr. Van Jackson is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, researching the intersection of Asian security, strategy, and military trends. He is also a...

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Lewis B. Kaden Board of Directors
Lewis B. Kaden  
Board of Directors, CNAS

In 2013, Lewis Kaden retired as Vice Chairman of Citigroup, which he had joined in 2005.  At Citi, he was a member of the Executive Committee, Business Heads Committee and Business Development Committee; he was Chairman of the Business...

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Robert Kaplan Full-Time Staff
Robert Kaplan  
Strategy and Statecraft

Robert D. Kaplan is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, originally joining the Center in March 2008. He is the bestselling author of fifteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including Asia’s...

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Valery C. Keaveny, Jr. Full-Time Staff, Military Fellows
Valery C. Keaveny, Jr.  
Military Fellow

Colonel Valery C. Keaveny, Jr. is the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Senior Fellow at the Center for New American Security. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Aviation Management and Flight Technology from Florida Tech, a Masters of Military Arts and...

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William E. Kennard Board of Directors
William E. Kennard  
Grain Management LLC

William E. Kennard served as the United States’ Ambassador to the European Union from December 2009 to August 2013.  As Ambassador, he worked actively to promote transatlantic trade and investment and to eliminate regulatory barriers to...

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Katherine Kidder Full-Time Staff
Katherine Kidder  
Military, Veterans, and Society

Katherine Kidder is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, working in the Military, Veterans, and Society program. Her expertise includes military personnel policy, defense budgeting, defense legislation, and foreign aid. Her commentary...

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Adam Klein Visting Fellow
Adam Klein  
Visiting Fellow

Adam Klein is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.  His research focuses on the intersection of national security policy and law.  Before coming to...

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Christopher D. Kolenda Adjunct Staff
Christopher D. Kolenda  
Adjunct Senior Fellow

Christopher D. Kolenda is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He recently served as the senior advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Department of Defense senior leadership and has served four tours in...

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Harry Krejsa Full-Time Staff
Harry Krejsa  
Asia-Pacific Security

Harry Krejsa is a Research Associate at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Asia-Pacific Security Program.  Prior to joining CNAS, Mr. Krejsa worked as a Policy Analyst for the Congressional Joint Economic...

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Dr. Peter L. Levin Adjunct Staff
Dr. Peter L. Levin  
Technology and National Security

Dr. Peter L. Levin is an adjunct senior fellow for the Technology and National Security program at the Center for a New American Security. He is also the founder and CEO of Amida Technology Solutions, an information technology firm that focuses on...

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Senator Joseph I. Lieberman Board of Directors
Senator Joseph I. Lieberman  
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, and Friedman, LLP

Now Senior Counsel at the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, and Friedman in New York, Joseph I. Lieberman was for 24 years a member of the U.S. Senate from Connecticut. At the end of his service in January 2013, he was Chairman of the Homeland...

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Eric B. Lorber Adjunct Staff
Eric B. Lorber  
Energy, Economics, and Security

Eric B. Lorber is an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, focusing on issues related to economic sanctions and financial security. He is concurrently a senior associate at the Financial Integrity Network, where he advises...

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Dr. Kristin M. Lord Board of Advisors
Dr. Kristin M. Lord  
IREX

Kristin Lord is the President and CEO of IREX. She is the former Executive Vice President at the United States Institute of Peace. She was until January 2013 Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American...

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William J. Lynn III Board of Advisors
William J. Lynn III  
Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies, Inc.

William J. Lynn III is the Chief Executive Officer of both Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies, Inc. Finmeccanica is a European-based defense and aerospace conglomerate and DRS is its largest U.S. subsidiary with over $2 billion in...

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Robert Lyons Military Fellows, Full-Time Staff
Robert Lyons  
Military Fellow

Lt Col Robert Lyons is a Senior Military Fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington D.C. In 2015, he completed a squadron command-level leadership assignment, as Materiel Leader, Tactical Combat Systems, in a Secretary of...

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Hon. Leo S. Mackay Jr. Board of Advisors
Hon. Leo S. Mackay Jr.  
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Leo Mackay is vice president, and an elected corporate officer, of Lockheed Martin Corporation.  Currently, he leads the Office of Ethics and Sustainability, reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO, and to the Ethics & Corporate...

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Anja Manuel Board of Advisors
Anja Manuel  
RiceHadleyGates LLC

Anja Manuel is a Partner with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley at The RiceHadley Group LLC, a strategic consulting firm. The firm assists CEOs and senior executives at major U.S....

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Sharon Marcil Board of Advisors
Sharon Marcil  
The Boston Consulting Group

Sharon is a Senior Partner and Managing Director with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in their Washington, DC office. Today, Sharon leads BCG's Public Sector practice in the Americas. She is also a member of the Americas Leadership Team and BCG's...

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Ellie Maruyama Full-Time Staff
Ellie Maruyama  
Energy, Economics and Security

Ellie Maruyama is a Research Associate in the Energy, Economics and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Maruyama worked in the Office of the Executive Director for Japan at the World Bank....

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General Jim Mattis Board of Directors
General Jim Mattis  
Hoover Institution

General Jim Mattis, an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is an expert on national security issues, especially strategy, innovation, the effective use of military force, and the Middle East. He heads a project on the...

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Peter McAleer Full-Time Staff, Military Fellows
Peter McAleer  
Military Fellow

Lieutenant Colonel McAleer was commissioned in 1994 following graduation from the University of Notre Dame. Upon completion of The Basic School and Infantry Officers Course, he was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines where he served as...

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Allan McArtor Board of Advisors
Allan McArtor  
Airbus

Allan McArtor is Chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, Inc. He oversees the operations, activities and strategy of all Airbus Group companies in the United States, Canada and Latin America.Additionally, McArtor continues to serve as Chairman of Airbus...

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Ellen McHugh Full-Time Staff
Ellen McHugh  
Operations

Ellen McHugh is Director of Operations at the Center for a New American Security, where she is responsible for leading, coordinating and overseeing the administrative function of the Center.  Her operational experience and knowledge of security...

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Jim Miller Board of Advisors
Jim Miller  
Adaptive Strategies, LLC

Jim Miller is President of Adaptive Strategies, LLC, which provides consulting to private sector clients on strategy development and implementation, international engagement, and technology issues. He serves on the Board of Directors for the...

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James Murdoch Board of Directors
James Murdoch  
21st Century Fox

James Murdoch is Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Fox, the world’s premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay-TV and satellite assets.  Mr. Murdoch, 42, has held a succession of leadership roles over his nearly two-decade career...

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John A. Nagl Board of Advisors
John A. Nagl  
The Haverford School

Dr. John Nagl is the ninth Headmaster of The Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Advisors at the Center for a New American Security.  He was previously the President of CNAS. He is also a member of the...

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Dr. Stephen Ondra Adjunct Staff
Dr. Stephen Ondra  
Adjunct Senior Fellow

Dr. Stephen Ondra is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security.As senior vice president and enterprise chief medical officer of the Health Care Service Corporation, Dr. Ondra is responsible for the strategy and oversight of...

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Dr. Michael O’Hanlon Board of Advisors
Dr. Michael O’Hanlon  
The Brookings Institution

Michael O'Hanlon is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution  where he specializes in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force, homeland security and American foreign policy. He is a visiting lecturer at...

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Jacqueline Parziale Full-Time Staff
Jacqueline Parziale  
Technology and National Security

Jacqueline Parziale is the Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Research Intern for the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). At CNAS, Jackie focuses on examining the intersection of strategy, technology...

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Hon. William J. Perry Directors Emeriti
Hon. William J. Perry  
Stanford University

William J. Perry, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment in the School of Engineering and the Institute for International Studies, where he is...

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Mike Petters Board of Advisors
Mike Petters  
Huntington Ingalls Industries

Mike Petters is president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. He is also a member...

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Tony Podesta Board of Advisors
Tony Podesta  
Podesta Group

Tony Podesta is the Founder and Chairman of the Podesta Group, a top-ranked global public affairs firm in Washington, DC, established in 1987. Dubbed one of DC’s “50 heavy lifters” by the Financial Times and “one of Washington’s biggest...

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Dale L Ponikvar Board of Advisors
Dale L Ponikvar  

Dale Ponikvar just retired as the senior corporate tax partner in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy where he headed the Corporate and Financial Restructuring Group in the firm's Tax Department.Mr. Ponikvar’s practice...

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Arnold Punaro Board of Advisors
Arnold Punaro  
The Punaro Group, LLC,

Arnold Punaro is chief executive officer of The Punaro Group, LLC, a Washington-based firm he founded in 2010 specializing in federal budget and market analysis, business strategy and capture, acquisition due diligence, government relations,...

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Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper Full-Time Staff
Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper  
Asia-Pacific Security

Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper is a Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. She is formerly a Fellow with the CSIS Asia Program and Director of the CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative. Her expertise includes Asia security issues,...

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Dr. Ely Ratner
Dr. Ely Ratner  
Asia-Pacific Security

Dr. Ely Ratner is Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS he served on the China Desk at the State Department as the lead political officer...

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Joe Reeder Board of Advisors
Joe Reeder  
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Joe Reeder’s career as an attorney is highlighted with four years of public service as the 14th Under Secretary of the Army, 1993-1997, where he was specifically responsible for long- range planning, material requirements, readiness, acquisition...

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Philip Reiner Adjunct Staff
Philip Reiner  
Asia-Pacific Security

Philip James Reiner is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He previously served as Senior Director for South Asia at the National Security Council (NSC), where he successfully...

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Rachel Rizzo Full-Time Staff
Rachel Rizzo  
Strategy and Statecraft

Rachel Rizzo is the Research Associate for the Strategy and Statecraft Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her work focuses on U.S. foreign policy and defense strategy, geopolitics, NATO and Europe.Prior to joining CNAS, Ms....

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Robert Roche Board of Advisors
Robert Roche  
Acorn International

Robert Roche is a businessman and entrepreneur who has lived and conducts business in Japan and China for over 30 years.  His experience includes the start-up and/or management of over 40 companies as well as numerous philanthropic...

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Ed Rogers Board of Advisors
Ed Rogers  
BGR Group

Ed Rogers has been involved in political campaigns, private commercial transactions and other legal, media and market access challenges in various international markets since the mid-‘90s. He regularly assembles teams of lobbyists, lawyers,...

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David Romley Executive Team, Full-Time Staff
David Romley  
Senior Vice President

David Romley is the Senior Vice President at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Mr. Romley leads the Center’s fundraising efforts, strategic partnerships, and the overall brand position as a member of the Center’s executive team. ...

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Elizabeth Rosenberg Full-Time Staff
Elizabeth Rosenberg  
Energy, Economics and Security

Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. In this capacity, she publishes and speaks on the national security and foreign policy implications of...

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Erin Rothback Full-Time Staff
Erin Rothback  
External Relations

Erin Rothback is a Graphic Design Consultant at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and a Branding Designer at National Public Radio (NPR). She works in fields such as advertising, publication, branding, type design, illustration...

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Gary Roughead Board of Directors
Gary Roughead  
Hoover Institution

Admiral Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, (2011–13) graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1973. In September 2007, Admiral Roughead became the twenty-ninth chief of naval operations...

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Alexandra Sander Full-Time Staff
Alexandra Sander  
Technology and National Security

Alexandra Sander is a Research Associate with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Sander worked in the Research Assistant Programme at the NATO Parliamentary...

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Amy Schafer Full-Time Staff
Amy Schafer  
Military, Veterans, and Society

Amy Schafer is a Research Assistant with the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she focuses on civil-military relations, issues facing...

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Paul Scharre Full-Time Staff
Paul Scharre  
20YY Future of Warfare Initiative

Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the 20YY Future of Warfare Initiative at the Center for a New American Security.From 2008-2013, Mr. Scharre worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) where he played a leading role in...

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James Schenck Board of Advisors
James Schenck  
PenFed Credit Union

James Schenck is PenFed’s President and CEO. As part of PenFed’s leadership team since 2001, he has led most of Penfed’s operating divisions.  Since 2011, he has been executive vice president at PenFed and president of its wholly owned...

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Thomas Schick Board of Advisors
Thomas Schick  
New York University

Thomas Schick is a Senior Business Executive with more than 30 years of corporate management experience. Throughout his career, Mr. Schick has also devoted considerable time to humanitarian and philanthropic pursuits both in the United States and...

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Randy Schriver Board of Advisors
Randy Schriver  
Armitage International

Randy Schriver is one of five founding partners of Armitage International LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in international business development and strategies, incorporated in March 2005. He is also a Senior Associate at the Center for...

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Loren DeJonge Schulman Full-Time Staff
Loren DeJonge Schulman  
Deputy Director of Studies

Loren DeJonge Schulman is the Deputy Director of Studies and the Leon E. Panetta Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Her research interests include national security and defense strategy and reform, with focus on strengthening...

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David Schwimmer Board of Directors
David Schwimmer  
Goldman Sachs & Co.

David Schwimmer is the global head of Metals & Mining Investment Banking in the Natural Resources Group at Goldman Sachs & Co.  His prior roles at Goldman Sachs have included:  Co-Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs...

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Matthew Seeley Full-Time Staff
Matthew Seeley  
Operations

Matthew Seeley is the Operations Assistant at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He was previously a Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Research Intern at CNAS with the 20YY Warfare Initiative.Prior to joining CNAS, Mr. Seeley was working at Executive...

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Vance Serchuk Adjunct Staff
Vance Serchuk  
Strategy and Statecraft

Vance Serchuk is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Since August 2013, he has been executive director of the KKR Global Institute, based in New York. He previously served for six years as senior foreign policy...

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Travis Sharp Adjunct Staff
Travis Sharp  
Adjunct Fellow

Travis Sharp is an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and was previously the Bacevich Fellow. He is currently a Master’s candidate at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and...

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Michelle Shevin-Coetzee Full-Time Staff
Michelle Shevin-Coetzee  
Strategy and Statecraft

Michelle Shevin-Coetzee is a Researcher with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).  At CNAS, Ms. Shevin-Coetzee works with the Defense Strategies and Assessments and Strategy and Statecraft Programs.  Her work...

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Kevin Shi Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Intern
Kevin Shi  
Defense Strategies and Assessments

Kevin Shi is a Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Research Intern for the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). At CNAS, Mr. Shi focuses on military capabilities and alternative force structures.Before coming...

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Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter Board of Advisors
Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter  
New America

Anne-Marie Slaughter is currently the President and CEO of New America, a think tank and civic enterprise with offices in Washington and New York. She is also the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International...

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Adam Smith Adjunct Staff
Adam Smith  
Energy, Economics, and Security

Adam M. Smith is Of Counsel at the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where he helps to lead the firm’s global economic sanctions and international trade practice. Prior to Gibson, Adam played...

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Julianne Smith Full-Time Staff
Julianne Smith  
Strategy and Statecraft

Julianne (“Julie”) Smith is Senior Fellow and Director of the Strategy and Statecraft Program at the Center for a New American Security.Ms. Smith comes to CNAS while serving as a Senior Vice President at Beacon Global Strategies LLC. Prior to...

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Michael Sonnenfeldt Board of Directors
Michael Sonnenfeldt  
MUUS & Company LLC

Michael W. Sonnenfeldt is Chairman of MUUS & Company LLC, a private investment company with a focus in alternative energy products and services, and a portfolio of private equity and fund investments.  Mr. Sonnenfeldt is the Founder, Owner...

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Hannah Suh Full-Time Staff
Hannah Suh  
Asia-Pacific Security

Hannah Suh is the Program Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Suh interned with the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings...

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Alexander Sullivan Adjunct Staff
Alexander Sullivan  
Asia-Pacific Security

Alexander Sullivan is an Adjunct Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Security Program, where he focuses on US-China relations, maritime security, regional military modernization and U.S. alliances, and the role of energy in geopolitics. His writing and...

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Jennifer Swanson Board of Advisors
Jennifer Swanson  
Forbes-Tate

Jennifer Swanson Prince is a development and fundraising strategist, working with top corporations, non-profits, campaigns and other political organizations.As a Senior Vice President at Forbes-Tate she works with clients on reputational and thought...

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Stephen Tankel Adjunct Staff
Stephen Tankel  
Asia-Pacific Security

Stephen Tankel is an assistant professor in the School of International Service at American University, where he specializes in international security with a focus on political and military affairs in South Asia, transnational threats, Islamist...

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Jim Thomas Board of Advisors
Jim Thomas  
The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Jim Thomas is Vice President for Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.  He oversees CSBA’s research programs and directs the Strategic and Budgetary Studies staff.Prior to joining CSBA, he  was Vice President of...

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Dr. David Titley Adjunct Staff
Dr. David Titley  
Energy, Economics and Security

Dr. David Titley is an adjunct senior fellow with the Energy, Economics and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.Dr. Titley is a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security.  He...

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Adam Twardowski Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Intern
Adam Twardowski  
Strategy and Statecraft

Adam Twardowski is a Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Research Intern for the Strategy and Statecraft Program. He is interested in America’s role in NATO, the future of Europe, and US-China relations.Before joining CNAS, Mr. Twardowski interned at the...

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Neal Urwitz Full-Time Staff
Neal Urwitz  
External Relations

Neal Urwitz is the Director of External Relations at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). At CNAS, Mr. Urwitz is responsible for the organization’s media relations, online and digital presence, events, Congressional outreach, and...

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Alexander Velez-Green Full-Time Staff
Alexander Velez-Green  
Defense Strategies and Assessments

Alexander Velez-Green is the Research Assistant with the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program and 20YY Warfare Initiative. His research focuses on emerging technologies and alternative U.S. force structures, limited war strategy and...

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David Wajsgras Board of Advisors
David Wajsgras  
Raytheon

David Wajsgras is a Raytheon Company vice president and president of the Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) business. He has held this position since March 2015 and is a member of Raytheon’s senior leadership team. Raytheon Company, with...

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Jane Wales Board of Directors
Jane Wales  
Global Philanthropy Forum / World Affairs Council

Jane Wales is CEO of the Global Philanthropy Forum and the World Affairs Council; Vice President of the Aspen Institute; and host of the nationally-syndicated National Public Radio interview show World Affairs.Previously, Ms. Wales served...

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Brooks Weinberger Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Intern
Brooks Weinberger  
Middle East Security

Brooks Weinberger is a Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Research Intern for the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). At CNAS, Mr. Weinberger focuses on Israeli-Palestinian dynamics, as they relate to the United...

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Dr. Richard Weitz Adjunct Staff
Dr. Richard Weitz  
Strategy and Statecraft

Richard Weitz is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Center for a New American Security and Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute. His current research includes regional security developments...

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Brennan Wells Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Intern
Brennan Wells  
Studies

Brennan E. Wells is the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Intern for the Executive Vice President-Director of Studies and the Deputy Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). At CNAS, Mr. Wells focuses on analyzing the...

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Tim Westergren Board of Directors
Tim Westergren  
Pandora Radio

Pandora Founder Tim Westergren started the popular personalized radio service in 2000 with the Music Genome Project. Tim is an awardwinning composer and accomplished musician with 20 years of experience in the music industry – spanning...

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Michael J. Zak Board of Directors
Michael J. Zak  
Charles River Ventures

Mike Zak has a total of 23 years of experience as an entrepreneur and early stage venture capital investor.Since 1991 he has been a principal investor at Charles River Ventures, located in Boston and Menlo Park.  In that time he has...

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Cecilia Zhou Full-Time Staff
Cecilia Zhou  
Development

Cecilia Zhou is the Development Coordinator at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she works with Senior Vice President for stewardship and donor relations, and maintains the donor database.She was previously a Joseph S. Nye, Jr....

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