Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
Former senior director for democracy and human rights, senior director for the Near East, and deputy national security adviser handling Middle East affairs in the George W. Bush administration. Former assistant secretary of state for UN affairs, human rights, and Latin America in the Reagan administration. Author of Tested by Zion, winner of the 2013 Washington Institute for Near East Policy's bronze prize.
U.S. policy in the Middle East, Israel-Palestinian affairs, democracy promotion, human rights policy, U.S. foreign policy.
Adjunct Senior Fellow for International and National Security Law
Former legal adviser for the U.S. Department of State and National Security Council. Currently directing a roundtable series on international and national security law. A partner at Arnold & Porter, LLP.
International law and international criminal justice; international humanitarian law and human rights law; international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court; treaty law and treaties, including the U.N. Law of the Sea Convention; foreign sovereign immunity and official immunities; international and domestic law applicable to use of force and counterterrorism operations, including detention and prosecution policies; intelligence law and covert action; espionage statutes; U.S. national security organization and process; U.S. national security statutes; foreign investment in the United States, Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy
Former deputy assistant to the president, deputy national security adviser for strategic planning, and presidential envoy to Iraq under George W. Bush. U.S. Ambassador to India from 2001 to 2003. Author of Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World. Current work focuses on American foreign policy writ large as well as China, Russia, the Middle East, South Asia, and geoeconomics. Editor of Iran: The Nuclear Challenge.
U.S. foreign policy; transatlantic relations; the United States and Asia; Russia and the West; the United States and the Middle East.
Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development
Expert on international law and regulatory policy, noncommunicable diseases and tobacco control, technological innovation and delivery, international trade and investment, and intellectual property. Adjunct professor of law, former U.S. trade negotiator. Currently directing a roundtable series on Global Health, Economics, and Development.
International law and regulatory policy, noncommunicable diseases and tobacco control, technological innovation and delivery, international trade and investment, and intellectual property.
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia
One of the top Southeast Asia experts in the United States, with a long career in the region that spans academia, government and business. She was a leading architect of U.S. policy toward Southeast Asia during the Clinton and Bush Administrations and focuses on economic policy making in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Myanmar.
Asia; Southeast Asia; Indonesia; Thailand; Philippines; Myanmar; US-Asia policy; economic policy making in Southeast Asia.
Former chief economist, U.S. Department of State. Former chief of international finance and economics, Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Prior to government service, spent nearly two decades in investment banking running a range of businesses. Research, publications, and events examine the role of economic statecraft in U.S. foreign policy and on infrastructure as a driver of U.S. competitiveness.
Economic statecraft; economic competitiveness and infrastructure investment; international finance and markets; women and economic growth
Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies
Former head, Office of the Quartet Representative, Tony Blair, in Jerusalem. Former State Department and National Security Council official with over twenty years government experience specializing in the Middle East. Currently researching and writing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Arab uprisings, and U.S. interests in the Middle East. Advises Quartet Representative Tony Blair.
Middle East, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan; Israeli-Palestinian affairs.
Senior Fellow for Defense Policy
Dr. Janine Davidson is senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her areas of expertise include defense strategy and policy, military operations, national security, and civil-military relations.
Defense strategy and policy, military operations, national security, and civil-military relations
Former national security adviser to President Barack Obama and assistant secretary of state and chief of staff at the State Department during the Clinton administration. Prior to his government service, he was a partner at the international law firm of O'Melveny & Myers and served as a member of the firm's global governing committee. Also a non-resident senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
U.S. national security, foreign policy, intelligence, and military affairs
Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis Adjunct Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security
Expert on counterterrorism and national security issues. Former deputy assistant to President George W Bush and deputy homeland security adviser. Also former deputy commissioner for counterterrorism with the New York City Police Department. Principal at Chertoff Group.
Foreign policy and U.S. national security affairs; biological, chemical, and nuclear terrorism; critical infrastructure protection; government reorganizations and merging of agencies; intelligence and information sharing; crisis and risk management; cybersecurity.
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies
Former assistant secretary of state for African affairs, U.S. ambassador to South Africa, and special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs in the George W. Bush administration. Distinguished public service professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
Africa; Africa policy, U.S. foreign policy, regional security affairs, conflict resolution, civil-military relations, international development policy and governance, political development.
Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
Author of The Islamist. Former founding director of Quilliam, the British counterextremism think tank. Previously a member and strategist for radical Islamist organizations in London.
Islamist ideologies; Islamist political movements in the greater Middle East; civil society counterradicalization strategies; government counterterrorism policies; Salafism; Sufism; Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.
Senior Fellow for Digital Policy
Former U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, currently writing about digital policy and consulting on public policy.
Digital policy, international economic policy, women's issues, anti-bribery/rule of law, social policy.
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights
Former ambassador-at-large to combat trafficking in persons and deputy assistant secretary for international organization affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Global Politics and Security Chair and Professor in the Practice of International Affairs.
Human rights, human trafficking, democracy promotion, humanitarian affairs and intervention, United Nations, multilateral politics, global governance, corporate social responsibility.
Fellow for Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy
Opportunity and exclusion in the global economy: poverty and economic development, property rights, natural resources, global economic governance, fragile states, emerging economies, transitions, rule of law.
Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy
Journalist and researcher focusing on U.S. foreign policy, international development, women and economic development, and global entrepreneurship. Contributing editor-at-large at Newsweek/Daily Beast and author of the New York Times bestseller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, about a young woman whose business supported her family and her community during the Taliban years.
Economic growth and development; development and the role of women; Afghanistan; women in Afghanistan; entrepreneurship and role of business environment; women and nation-building; military and economic development; economics and fiscal policy; maternal and reproductive health; role of international institutions in women's empowerment.
David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change
Author of studies and books on energy security, climate diplomacy, energy innovation, nuclear terrorism, and arms control. Most recent book, The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America's Future, was published in May 2013. Book By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World, co-authored with Elizabeth Economy, was published in February 2014.
Climate change; energy policy; weapons of mass destruction; homeland security; arms control and proliferation; technology and foreign policy; science and technology in the Islamic world.
Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies
Latin America, Mexico, Brazil; policy reform; security; trade; energy; immigration.
Former deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan, former adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, former member of State Department policy planning staff handling Northern Ireland peace process, Iran, Syria, and relations with the Muslim world. Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School.
U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy; counterinsurgency; nation-building; the geopolitics of energy; Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan.
Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy
Former policy planning staff member under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (on gender, human rights, and international organizations) and national security staff director for human rights in the Obama administration. Professor of international law, human rights, constitutional law, and comparative constitutional law at Fordham School Law. Currently working on CFR's Women and Foreign Policy Program.
International law and organizations, human rights and democracy, gender, comparative constitutional law
Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies
Technology and development in China and India; East Asian security; Chinese domestic and foreign policy; cyberconflict, cybersecurity
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Globalization
Former member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Coauthor of the Council Special Report, Global FDI Policy. Associate dean and the Signal Companies' Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
The economics and politics of globalization, multinational firms and capital markets, immigration, technological innovation, and the causes and consequences of the globalization backlash.
Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy
Former senior associate at the Asia Foundation and Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic & International Studies. Founder of the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy. Coeditor of North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economy, and Society, editor of CFR's Global Korea: South Korea's Contributions to International Security, and editor of The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Meeting New Security Challenges.
Politics and foreign policy of South Korea and North Korea; U.S.-Korea relations; Northeast Asian security; and U.S.-Asia relations
Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics
Award-winning writer, and editor of the scholarly journal International Finance. His most recent book, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order, was called "a triumph of economic and diplomatic history" by the Financial Times.
International finance; financial markets; economic policy.
A visiting fellow, U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer, and PhD in Biological Defense. Most recently commanded Destroyer Squadron 23. He has served nearly two years on the ground in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, as the senior military adviser to the Secretary of State for Iraq affairs, as the senior adviser to the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, and in various Joint staff and Navy staff strategic planning positions.
Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Economist and recipient of the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001. Author of The Next Convergence. Chairman of the Commission on Growth and Development.
Growth and development economics and policy, structural change in the global economy, impact on advanced and developing countries, informational structure of markets, growth and policy in the major emerging markets; China, India, Brazil.