Please join the Atlantic Council on Wednesday, May 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Metropolitan Club for our private member briefing examining responsible AI innovation. Humanity is confronting an era of rapid technological change and complex geopolitics. The high-speed deployment and increased capability of artificial intelligence (AI) means there has never been a more important time to advance discussions about responsible AI. The rules that will determine the future are being written now locally, nationally, and internationally.

The event will discuss what responsible innovation looks like here at home, with our allies, and globally, seeking to define it, how best to implement it. We will explore the current regulatory framework and where we are headed, seeking to foster and enhance global cooperation learning from global best practices and use cases across sectors.

Dress code

Members and guests must wear appropriate attire at all times while in the Clubhouse’s public spaces.  For gentlemen, this means wearing a suit, jacket or blazer, dress shirt, neck tie (no string ties, ascots, or turtlenecks), and appropriate dress shoes (no white rubber-soled shoes and no dress sneakers).  For ladies, this means tailored clothing, including dresses, suits, or pants with jackets of equivalent formality (no bare midriffs or daytime bare shoulders), and appropriate dress shoes (no casual sandals). The only dress code exceptions are for national-dress, military, or religious attire.

Personal Communication Devices

The use of cell phones and other electronic devices is prohibited in the Metropolitan Club DC, except for in the Correspondence Lounge, lobby telephone booths, private dining rooms, and guest rooms. 


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and networking 

9:00 a.m.
Opening remarks

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Roundtable discussion 


Michael Greenwald

Michael B. Greenwald 
Global Head Financial Innovation and Digital Assets
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Senior Advisor to the President and CEO & Non-Resident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council

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Michael B. Greenwald is a senior executive at Amazon Web Services (AWS) serving as the global head for financial innovation and digital assets. Michael is head of AWS global executive relations leading AWS’ artificial intelligence thought leadership strategy and implementation. He works with US and international governments on cloud computing, and responsible emerging technology innovation and implementation.  
In 2023, Michael was appointed by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to represent Amazon on the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee. He helps the CFTC carry out its mission of fostering open, transparent, competitive, and financially sound markets and examine the impact and implications of technological innovation in the financial services, derivatives, and commodity markets. He co-authored an Amazon publication titled, “The convergence of artificial intelligence and digital assets: A new dawn for financial infrastructure.”  
Prior to Amazon, he was a managing director of Digital Asset Education and chief geopolitical risk officer for the global asset management firm AlTi Tiedemann Global. He was previously the first US Treasury attaché to Qatar and Kuwait, acting as the principal financial diplomat to the banking sector in those nations, and, prior to that, he was in senior policy and intelligence roles in Europe and Africa for two presidential administrations and three Treasury secretaries from 2010-2017.  
He is a adjunct associate professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), a former adjunct professor at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and the Center for New American Security, deputy director of the Trilateral Commission, and member of the Bretton Woods Committee. He was a former fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center where he published over 50 articles. He holds a juris doctor degree from Boston University, a master’s from Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, a bachelor of arts in history from George Washington University and is currently pursuing the general management executive education program at Harvard Business School. 
Raised in Brookline, Massachusetts, he lives in Palm Beach, Florida, with his wife Nolan and served on the board of the Town of Palm Beach Investment Committee. He was honored by Palm Beach Illustrated as one of the city’s 100 most influential business leaders.

Graham Brookie 
Vice President & Senior Director, Digital Forensic Research Lab
Atlantic Council

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Graham Brookie is vice president and senior director of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Washington, DC. 

The DFRLab is at the forefront of open-source research with a focus on governance, technology, security, social media, and where each intersect. By publishing what it can prove, or disprove, in real-time, the DFRLab is creating a new model of research and education adapted for impact. 

Prior to joining the DFRLab, Brookie served in various positions at the White House and National Security Council. His most recent role was as an adviser for strategic communications with a focus on digital strategy, audience engagement, and coordinating a cohesive record of former US President Barack Obama’s national security and foreign policy. Previously he served as the adviser to the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism (APHSCT), the president’s top aide for cybersecurity, counterterrorism, intelligence, and homeland security issues. He also worked in the East Asia, Middle East, and North Africa directorates at the National Security Council. 

Brookie graduated cum laude with degrees from American University in Washington, DC. He also completed the London School of Economics’ general course. 

The Hon. Manisha Singh 
Former Assistant Secretary of State
Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue AI and National Security Fellow

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Manisha has over 20 years of public and private sector experience in business, commerce and technology. She is the senior visiting fellow for artificial intelligence and national security at the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University. She also serves on the advisory board for the American Foreign Policy Council and on the board of trustees for the University of Florida College of Law. She was most recently the assistant secretary for economic and business affairs and acting under secretary for economic growth, energy and environment at the US State Department. She was nominated to be US ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2020. Manisha also served as deputy chief counsel to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 

In addition to government, she was a senior executive at J.P. Morgan Chase. She is an attorney and previously practiced corporate law at Reed Smith and Squire Sanders & Dempsey. She has a B.A. from the University of Miami and a J.D. from the University of Florida’s College of Law. She also studied at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and has an LL.M. in international law from the American University’s Washington College of Law.   

Jordan Wilson 
Manager, Global Executive Relations 
Amazon Web Services (AWS)  

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Jordan Wilson is a global executive relations manager supporting the AWS US federal organization, bringing 10 years of experience in the federal government and at AWS. He joined the AWS national security team in 2021 and the AWS global executive relations team in 2022. His work emphasizes technology delivery in support of US defense and national security missions, particularly how technology can advance allied information sharing and resilience.    

Jordan worked as special assistant to the under secretary of defense for policy from 2020-2021, advising on all international security matters under the Indo-Pacific security affairs and international security affairs portfolios. He worked as a China policy advisor for innovation and technology from 2017-2020, covering issues including Indo-Pacific strategy, 5G strategy, and critical and emerging technology strategy before moving to the under secretary’s immediate staff. He is a recipient of the OSD Award for Outstanding Achievement, OSD Award for Exceptional Public Service, and the OSD Indo-Pacific Security Affairs “Armitage Award” for leading OSD’s global outreach on key technology competition issues.  

Prior to OSD, Jordan worked as a policy analyst at the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission producing reports for Congress, and as a research analyst at the University of California Institute on global conflict and cooperation with a focus on innovation and technology competition.  

Jordan holds a master’s degree in international affairs from the University of California, San Diego, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Thomas Edison State University. He has worked as an intelligence officer in the US Navy Reserves since 2023. He and his wife are California natives and now live with their two young sons in Falls Church, Virginia.