Benjamin “Ben” Ramey is the assistant director of corporate partnerships at the Atlantic Council. He is responsible for supporting the team in building and sustaining long-lasting corporate partnerships with organizations interested in joining forces to tackle some of the world’s most complex issues. 

In addition to supporting the Atlantic Council’s sixteen programs and centers, he assists the corporate partnerships and signature events team in fundraising and planning for the Council’s two annual galas, the Distinguished Leadership Awards and the Global Citizen Awards. 

Prior to joining the Council, Ramey worked for multiple other think tanks and nonprofits. He was a research intern for the Hudson Institute, where he focused on Turkish domestic and foreign policy as well as fragile states. He was a research intern at Nonviolence International New York, focusing on multiple ongoing conflicts. Finally, he was the chairman of the American Enterprise Institute Executive Council at Michigan State University. 

During college, he contributed to Michigan State’s International Criminal Court Human Rights Lab and was a research assistant focused on religious violence and terrorism. Ramey graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in international relations, with a focus on European security and Turkish foreign policy and language in 2020.   

He is an avid backpacker, camper and skier. He also enjoys reading and photography.