“The spirit of our endeavour is, To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield”

Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo, President

Senior Advisory Board

The SAB (Senior Advisory Board) has the essential function to assist in the strategic decisions about the future development,
funding and operations of the Foundation. Its first meeting has taken place back to back with the Conference “Afghanistan to 2014 and beyond – Ask and Task” and has been constructive.

Benoit d’Aboville, Vice President, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Paris

Nabeela Al-Mulla, Former Ambassador of the State of Kuwait

Mohammed Ali Al-Naqbi, Former Head of UAE Mission to NATO

Ghazi Al Bahar Al Rawas, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman, Muscat

Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al-Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar, Doha

John R. Allen, President, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC

Hafida Benchehida, Former Senator of the Algerian Parliament, Foreign Affairs Committee, Algiers

Zoran Čičak, Member of The Ohrid Group; Foreign Policy Expert and Writer, Belgrade

Mesut Ciceker, President, CICEKER CONSULTING, Brussels

Wesley K. Clark, CEO, Wesley K. Clark & Associates, Little Rock (Arkansas)

Kai Eide, Former UN Envoy to Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo; Former Norwegian Ambassador to NATO, OSCE and Sweden, Oslo

Oded Eran, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv

Ahmet O. Evin, Professor, Sabancı University, Tuzla (Turkey)

Muhammad Abdul Ghaffar, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Manama

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Former President of Croatia, Zagreb

Istvan Gyarmati, President, International Centre for Democratic Transition, Budapest

Grant Hammond, Former Deputy Director, USAF Center for Strategy and Technology, Air University, Maxwell AFB (Alabama)

Raymond R. Henault, Former Chair and Chief Strategic Advisor, ADGA Group, Ottawa

Robert Hunter, Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Washington DC

George Joffé, Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of the International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa (CIRMENA), University of Cambridge, Cambridge; Visiting Professor, King’s College, London

Karl Heinz Kamp, Special Envoy of the Political Director, Federal Ministry of Defence, Berlin

Mahmoud Karem, Professor, British University; former Ambassador to NATO and the European Union, Cairo

Jeremy Kinsman, Former Canadian Diplomat; Resident International Scholar, University of California, Berkeley

Ian O. Lesser, Vice President and Executive Director, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Brussels

Julian Lindley-French, Senior Fellow, Institute of Statecraft, London; Director, Europa Analytica, Brussels

Joseph Manso, United States Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague

Ahmad Masa’deh, Former Secretary-General, Union for the Mediterranean, Amman

Staffan de Mistura, UN Secretary General’s Personal for Western Sahara, New York

Luigi Piantadosi, Director, Europe and Future Vertical Lift International at Rotary and Mission Systems, Lockheed Martin, London

Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman and Founder, Gulf Research Center, Jeddah

Ferdinando Salleo, Former Ambassador and Secretary-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy

Gea Schirò, Former Member of the Italian Parliament and Publisher

Giuseppe Scognamiglio, Chairman, Eastwest European Institute

Fred Tanner, Former Ambassador; Visiting Professor, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Sinan Ulgen, Chairman, Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), Istanbul

Chris Whitecross, Former Commandant, NATO Defense College

Damon Wilson, President and CEO, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Washington DC

Federico Yaniz Velasco, Vice President, EURODEFENSE-ESPAÑA, Madrid

Firuz Demir Yaşamış, Professor, Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul

Yannis-Alexis Zepos, Former Ambassador and Secretary-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Athens

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