Co-chairs

Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright

Former Secretary of State
United States

Stephen Hadley

Stephen Hadley

Former National Security Advisor
United States

Carl Bildt

Carl Bildt

Former Prime Minister
Sweden

Yoriko Kawaguchi

Yoriko Kawaguchi

Former Minister for Foreign Affairs
Japan

Distinguished former officials

  • Roberto Abdenur, former deputy minister of foreign affairs, Brazil
  • Lloyd Axworthy, former minister of foreign affairs, Canada
  • Dino Patti Djalal, former deputy minister of foreign affairs, Indonesia
  • Alexander Downer, former minister of foreign affairs, Australia
  • Gareth Evans, former minister of foreign affairs, Australia
  • Melanie Schultz van Haegen, former minister of infrastructure and the environment, The Netherlands
  • Han SungJoo, former minister of foreign affairs, South Korea
  • Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former president, Estonia
  • Wolfgang Ischinger, former deputy minister of foreign affairs, Germany
  • Mehdi Jomaa, former prime minister, Tunisia
  • Jean-David Levitte, former national security advisor, France
  • Tzipi Livni, former minister of foreign affairs, Israel
  • David Miliband, former foreign secretary, United Kingdom
  • Ana Palacio, former minister of foreign affairs, Spain
  • Nirupama Rao, former foreign secretary, India
  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former prime minister, Denmark
  • Malcolm Rifkind, former foreign secretary, United Kingdom
  • Allan Rock, former minister of justice, Canada
  • Claudia Ruiz Massieu, former secretary of foreign affairs, Mexico
  • Radek Sikorski, former minister of foreign affairs, Poland

Strategists and experts

  • John Bellinger, former legal advisor, US Department of State
  • Esther Brimmer, former assistant secretary of state, US Department of State
  • David Gordon, former director of policy planning, US Department of State
  • Ettore Greco, executive vice president, Italian Institute of International Affairs
  • Hahm Chaibong, president, Asan Institute for Policy Studies
  • G. John Ikenberry, professor of politics and international affairs, Princeton
  • Robert Kagan, senior fellow, Brookings
  • Frederick Kempe, president and CEO, Atlantic Council
  • Joseph Nye, university distinguished service professor, Harvard
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter, former director of policy planning, US Department of State
  • Jake Sullivan, former director of policy planning, US Department of State

Project team

  • Daniel Fried and Ash Jain, co-directors, Atlantic Council
  • Fen Osler Hampson, Centre for International Governance Innovation
  • Samuel Klein, Atlantic Council
  • Paul Miller, Georgetown University
  • Simon Palamar, Centre for International Governance Innovation
  • Barry Pavel, Atlantic Council
  • Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, Georgetown University
  • Damon Wilson, Atlantic Council

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.