Zalmay Khalilzad, President
Amb. Khalilzad sits on the boards of the National Endowment for Democracy, America Abroad Media, the RAND Corporation’s Middle East Studies Center, the American University of Iraq in Suleymania, and the American University of Afghanistan. He is also a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
He maintains close ties with high-level leadership throughout the Middle East and Central Asia, and is regularly called upon to provide strategic advice to numerous heads of state. He appears frequently on US and foreign media outlets to share his foreign policy expertise.
Amb. Khalilzad earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the American University of Beirut, as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Amb. Alex Wolff, Managing Director
He is a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service and former U.S. Ambassador Chile (2010-2013) and the United Nations (2005-2010). Over the course of his distinguished career Amb. Wolff served in Algeria, Morocco, Chile, Cyprus, France, and the U.S. Mission to the European Union. In Washington, D.C. he served on the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, Office of Soviet Union Affairs, and as the Executive Assistant to then Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell. Amb. Wolff is the recipient of the Department of State’s Distinguished, Superior, and Meritorious Honor Awards, and the Presidential Distinguished and Meritorious Service commendations.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rockwood Holdings, a leading specialty chemicals company. Amb. Wolff graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1978 from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is fluent in Spanish and French.
Adam Tiffen, Senior Director
Omar Al-Nidawi, Director for Iraq
Benar Azez, Senior Associate & Regional Director
Jordan Gann, Executive Assistant
Adi Paliti, Accounting Manager
Dr. Bernard Kouchner
Maj. Gen. David L. Grange