John A Cloud

Ambassador (ret.) John A. Cloud is a professor in the National Security Department at the U.S. Naval War College. Ambassador Cloud retired in 2010 after almost 32 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. He was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania from 2006 – 2009. He also served as the Deputy Chief of […]

John K Glenn

John K. Glenn is policy director of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a coalition of senior business, military and NGO leaders that advocates for strengthening global development and national security. He is also adjunct faculty at the Elliott School for International Affairs at George Washington University, where he teaches the graduate seminar on transatlantic relations […]

Colleen Graffy

Professor Colleen Graffy served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. State Department from 2005 to 2009. In that capacity, she travelled to over 40 countries and worked with U.S. embassies and a team in Washington to communicate U.S. policy, values and culture. She created the […]

John Jovanovic

John Jovanovic is an Investment Director at Mercuria Energy Group Ltd., a privately held international commodity trading company active across markets globally. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Pin Oak Holdings, a partnership dedicated to the acquisition, development, and operations of midstream and downstream assets in the U.S. Gulf Coast. John is […]

Nancy Meyers

Currently an independent scholar, Dr. Nancy Meyers has long worked to promote mutual understanding between countries and develop democracy and new leaders through her work on scholarly and professional exchanges and democratic development programs. In her work at the State Department, the Cold War International History Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars […]

Thomas Robertson

Ambassador (ret.) Thomas B. Robertson served for over 29 years as a diplomat with the State Department, serving throughout Eastern and Central Europe, with his last overseas tour as Ambassador to Slovenia. He finished his career in Washington in 2010 as the dean of the Foreign Service Institute’s Leadership and Management School. Before he joined […]

Rahul Srivastava

Rahul Srivastava is a seasoned international executive with extensive experience in global publishing with some of the largest global electronic publishing and print publishing companies such as Thomson Reuters (Senior Vice President and Head of Latin America for Thomson Financial; Vice President and General Manager, Business Information, Westlaw International and Content Licensing for Westlaw); Reed-Elsevier […]

Andrew Sugrue

Andrew Sugrue is a growth equity investor with Catterton, a consumer-focused private equity firm in Greenwich, Conn. Sugrue is the chairman of the East African Children’s Education Fund, a non-profit organization he founded in 2007. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the McCain Institute’s flagship Next Generation Leaders program and on the Institute’s […]

Matthew Swift

Based in New York, Matthew Swift is the co-founder and chairman of the Board of Concordia, an organization whose mission is to identify new avenues of collaboration for governments, businesses and nonprofits by convening global leaders and developing new research products. Most known for its annual gathering in New York, the annual summit has hosted […]

Tobias von Lossow

Tobias von Lossow studied Political Science in Berlin, Cork and Oslo and is working at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs/Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin. SWP advises political decision-makers on international politics and foreign and security policy, primarily towards the German government and parliament, as well as relevant international organizations such as the […]