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Our Advisory Board is composed of industry leaders with a remarkable range of expertise: in international law, finance, trade, and energy issues; in refugee relief, peacebuilding, and human rights; in diplomacy and activism; and in education and community building. They provide support for the program and mentorship to our students, as well as valuable industry connections.

*Denotes honorary members of the board.

Michele Balfour Associate, Inter-American Dialogue

Diana Burroughs Robert Miller Gallery; former Executive Director, TeachersCount

Michael Druckman Chairman, Schools That Can

James F. Hoge, Jr. Senior Advisor, Teneo Intelligence

Nicholas Kourides AIG SVP and Deputy General Counsel; Head of Global Regulatory/Federal Reserve Supervision, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Investments/Financial Services

Jay Kriegel Senior Advisor, The Related Companies LP

Samuel Lissner Vice President, Ridgewood Private Equity Partners

Peter Nitze Chairman, Nitze-Stagen & Co., Inc.

A. Robert Pietrzak Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Leslie B. Samuels, Esq. Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Jason Wright Principal, Geer Mountain Holdings, LLC

H.R.H. Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein* Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the U.S.

Ambassador Melanne S. Verveer* Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security; former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues