WASHINGTON – The Atlantic Council has named Steven Grundman as its first M.A. and George Lund Fellow for Emerging Defense Challenges.

Grundman is the principal of Grundman Advisory, a consultancy that guides strategic management in public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Previously he served as director of aerospace and defense consulting with Charles River Associates; and as deputy under secretary for industrial affairs and installations in the US Department of Defense. At the Council he will be responsible for establishing and building a practice that addresses over-the-horizon challenges facing the transatlantic defense establishment—its militaries, ministries, and industries.

“Steve’s rich experience at the intersection of government and industry, both in the US and Europe, will greatly strengthen the Council’s work in the areas of defense and international security,” said Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe.

Named after George Lund and his father, M.A. Lund, the fellowship is a new initiative of the Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, which will be formally inaugurated later this year. George Lund serves as vice chair-designate of the Scowcroft Center and is the chairman of Torch Hill Investment Partners.

Upon its formal launch, the Council’s Scowcroft Center will pay tribute to former two-time US National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft by significantly expanding the Council’s capacity to provide thought leadership on the current and future global security challenges facing the Atlantic community and other regional allies and partners. Former National Security Advisor to President Obama, General James L. Jones (Ret.), is director-designate of the Scowcroft Center, along with Vice-Chair Designate and former Under Secretary of State Ellen Tauscher.

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