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. The Atlantic Council—through the papers it publishes, the ideas it generates, the future leaders it develops, and the communities it builds—shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more free, secure, and prosperous world.

Atlantic Council boards

Leadership team

Damon Wilson

Executive Vice President

Julie Varghese

Chief Administrative Officer

Kathy Baughman McLeod

Senior Vice President and Director, Adrienne Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

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

Andrew R. Marshall

Vice President, Communications

Marshall Taylor

Vice President of Global Human Resources and Legal Affairs

Gina E. Wood

Vice President, Foundational and Institutional Giving

Visit or contact us

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
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Telephone: +1 202.778.4952
Toll Free: +1 800.380.6004
Fax: +1 202.463.7241
Email: [email protected]

Our history

Since its inception in 1961, Atlantic Council has administered programs to examine political, economic, and security issues.

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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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