Our Mission

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

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While the Council has staff and fellows located around the world, we call our Washington, DC headquarters on 15th St “home.” You can contact us by phone (including toll-free), fax, and email:

Atlantic Council
1030 15th St NW
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Telephone: +1 202.778.4952
Toll Free: +1 800.380.6004
Fax: +1 202.463.7241
Email: [email protected]

Leadership team

Julie Varghese

Chief Administrative Officer

Carrie Kolasky

Senior Vice President of Development

Barry Pavel

Senior Vice President and Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

J. Peter Pham

Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives; Director, Africa Center

Africa Center

Andrew R. Marshall

Vice President, Communications

Gina E. Wood

Vice President, Foundational and Institutional Giving

Atlantic Council boards

Ambassador Leadership Council

The Ambassador Leadership Council engages in the Atlantic Council’s work and its members share how their home countries and the US are cooperating to address global challenges.

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Congressional Relations

The Atlantic Council invites Members of Congress and key staff to provide a unique, bipartisan platform to engage in pressing foreign policy discussions.

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