Board and Advisory Council

Board of Governors


Hon. James P. Moore, Jr. (Chair)

Founder and CEO, Washington Institute

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Vinoda Basnayake, Esq.

Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Chair, District of Columbia Commission on Nightlife and Culture

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William Mayer, MBA

Former CEO, First Boston Corporation (Credit Suisse)
Chairman Emeritus, The Aspen Institute

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David McCourt

CEO, and Founder, Granahan McCourt Capital LLC
Author, “Total Rethink”

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Hon. Ann M. Veneman, JD

Former Director, UNICEF
Former Secretary of Agriculture, USDA

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Hon. David B. Waller, JD

Former Deputy Director General, InternationalAtomic Energy Agency
Former Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs

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Hon. Anthony A. Williams

CEO of Federal City Council
Former Mayor of the District of Columbia


Council of Advisors

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Isabella D. Bunn, PhD

Senior Advisor, Oxford Analytica
Research Fellow, Regents College Oxford University

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Barie Carmichael

Batten Fellow, Darden Business School, University of Virginia

Former Vice President, Dow Corning Corporation

Former Vice President of Visa 

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Ronna Chao, MBA

Managing Director, Novel Investments Limited

CEO, Bai Xian Asia Institute

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Lawrence Chong

Cofounder and Group CEO of Consulus Global Network

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Chris Curtin

Former Chief Brand & Innovation Marketing Officer at Visa

Former Vice President at Disney

Former Vice President at HP

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Ahmed Elmagarmid, PhD

Executive Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute

Former Chief Scientist at HP 

Professor at Purdue University

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H.E. Vicente Fox

Former President of Mexico
President and CEO Coca-Cola Mexico


Anthony Haggar

Chief executive officer of Haggar Trading DMCC


John Huang

Chinese entrepreneur and investor

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Robert Kahn, PhD

CEO and President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Cofounder of the Internet

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Parag Khanna, PhD

The Founder & Managing Partner of 


Author of "The Future is Asian"

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H.E. Aleksander Kwaśniewski

Former President of Poland

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H.E. Luis Alberto Lacalle

Former President of Uruguay

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Jimmy Lynn, MBA

Co-Founder and Vice President, Kiswe Mobile
Professor at Georgetown University's Sports Management Program

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William Mayer (Chair), MBA

Former CEO, First Boston Corporation (Credit Suisse)
Chairman Emeritus, The Aspen Institute

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Philippe Nacson

CEO & Founding Partner, Ai.VEN

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Bill Novelli

Founder of Global Social Enterprise Initiative, Georgetown University

Founder of Porter Novelli 

Former CEO of AARP

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Dame Heather Rabbatts, DBE

Chair, Vero Communications
Former Governor of BBC, FIFA and London School of Economics

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Genevieve Ryan Bellaire, JD

Founder and CEO, Real World Playbook

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Tien Wong

CEO, Opus8, Inc.