Christian Trotti is the assistant director of Forward Defense at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

Having served as one of the Atlantic Council’s lead action officers in building the new Forward Defense practice area, Trotti is responsible for executing multiple facets of program administration, including strategy, business development, and event and logistical planning. He has also authored and contributed to analyses on defense strategy, military technology, and nuclear deterrence, while assisting in the design and implementation of the Scowcroft Center’s wargames.

Trotti is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service with a major in International Politics/Security and a certificate in Diplomatic Studies. For his academic work, he was awarded the Joseph S. Lepgold Medal for outstanding achievement in the field of international security.