November 29, 2011

CNAS Announces New Additions to Board of Directors and Board of Advisors

Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that
three-time Academy Award nominee Walter Parkes, a producer at Parkes/MacDonald
Productions and former studio head of DreamWorks Pictures, has joined its Board
of Directors.

his career making great films and leading one of the most successful studios in
the world, Walter has demonstrated extraordinary creativity and the ability to
inspire millions while addressing the issues of our time,” said CNAS CEO
Nathaniel Fick. “This unique perspective will be invaluable to CNAS, and we are
honored to have him join our Board of Directors.”

is also pleased to announce that Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, Senior Vice
President and Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Thomson
Reuters and adjunct Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK Belfer Center for
Science and International Affairs; and David J. Hogan, Chairman of Mannheim
LLC, a private international investment company, have joined the CNAS Board of

President John Nagl said, “We are honored to welcome these distinguished
individuals to our Board of Advisors. Ambassador Dobriansky possesses
extensive experience in both the private and public sectors and her record on
issues related to democracy, human rights and the environment will be an
excellent asset to CNAS. David is a renowned business leader with decades of
experience in the global financial sector whose expertise will be

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Board of Directors
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Board of Advisors

Walter Parkes is a motion picture
producer, writer and former studio head at DreamWorks Pictures, the motion
picture studio that he and his wife and partner Laurie MacDonald ran from the
company’s inception through 2005. As a studio executive, Parkes, along with Ms.
MacDonald, was responsible for the development and production of the company’s
diverse slate of films, including three consecutive Best Picture Oscar winners:
American Beauty, Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind, the latter two produced in
partnership with Universal.  Other critical and commercial successes
produced during their tenure include Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award- and
Golden Globe-winning drama Saving Private Ryan, which was the top-grossing film
domestically of 1998. In 2009, Parkes and MacDonald teamed with the Abu Dhabi
Media Company to form Parkes/MacDonald Imagenation, a partnership that funds
future screenplay development for the duo’s projects at DreamWorks and other
studios, and provides production co-financing on selected films. Parkes is a
member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Writer’s Guild
of America, and the Global Business Network. He also serves on the Advisory
Board of the Arts & Culture Dialog Initiative of the US-Islamic World Forum
for the Brookings Institution, and the boards of the Starlight Foundation and
Para Los Niños Charter School, which provides services for the children of the
working poor of Downtown Los Angeles.

Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky is
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs at
Thomson Reuters.  She is also an adjunct Senior Fellow at Harvard
University’s JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, holds the
Distinguished National Security Chair at the U.S. Naval Academy, and is Chair
of the National Board of Directors of the World Affairs Councils of
America. From May 2001 to January 2009, she served as Under Secretary of
State for Democracy and Global Affairs; in February 2007, she was appointed the
President's Special Envoy to Northern Ireland. She received the Secretary of
State’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal for her work in these
positions.  Other government appointments include: Associate Director for
Policy and Programs at the United States Information Agency, Deputy Assistant
Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Deputy Head of
the U.S. Delegation to the 1990 Copenhagen Conference on Security and
Cooperation in Europe, and Director of European and Soviet Affairs at the
National Security Council, the White House.  From 1997-2001, she served on
the Presidentially-appointed U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Ambassador
Dobriansky also served as Senior Vice President and Director of the Washington
Office of the Council on Foreign Relations and was the Council's first George
F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies.  From 1994 to
1998, she served on George Mason University’s Board of Visitors.

David J. Hogan is the
non-executive Chairman of Mannheim LLC, a private, international investment
company based in New York City. Previously, he was the Senior Managing Director
of the firm since 2001. Prior to joining Mannheim LLC in 2001, Hogan had a
career of over 30 years in Investment Banking and Merchant Banking. During that
time, he held executive positions with Citigroup, Saudi International Bank,
then an affiliate of JP Morgan, and the Gefinor Group. He lived in Geneva,
Switzerland for over 4 years while with the Gefinor Group. He has travelled
extensively to the Middle East, primarily Saudi Arabia for 13 years while with
Saudi International Bank, where he was the Senior Executive for North America
and a member of the Management Committee and with The Gefinor Group, a Geneva
based Merchant Bank with offices in London, Paris and New York. While at
Citigroup, he was Vice-President and Head of Citicorp Treasury Planning and
Analysis and Secretary to the Asset and Liability Management Committee. In his
last 2 years at Citigroup, he was Vice-President and Area Manager, Citicorp
Investment Bank. Currently, he serves on the Boards of Directors of Alger
Associates, Inc., Springer Publishing Company and Bio-Horizons, Inc. He is also
a member of the Advisory Board of Global Strategic Advisors and a member of the
Limited Partners Advisory Board of Telegraph Hill Partners, L.P. He is a member
of the Board of Trustees of Juniata College and the former Chair of their
Investment Committee. He is also on the Board of Governors of the Middle East


Center for a New American
 (CNAS) is an independent and nonpartisan research institution
that develops strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense
policies. CNAS leads efforts to help inform and prepare the national
security leaders of today and tomorrow.