Board of Directors

  • Bill Bradley

    Bill Bradley is a Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC. Senator Bradley served in the U.S. Senate from 1979 – 1997 representing the state of New Jersey. In 2000, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Read more….

    • James W. Carden

      James W. Carden served as an advisor to the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission and to the Special Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs at the State Department.  Read more….

      • Stephen F. Cohen (Rest In Peace)

        Stephen F. Cohen was Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies, History and Politics at New York University and Princeton University. He re-formed the American Committee for East-West Accord (now ACURA) in 2015. Read more….

        • Christopher Charles Dyson

          Christopher Charles Dyson is Executive Vice President of the Dyson-Kissner Moran Corporation, a privately owned International holding company Read more….

          • Bernadine Joselyn

            Bernadine Joselyn is Blandin Foundation’s founding director of Public Policy and Engagement, where she leads efforts on behalf of Minnesota’s largest rural-based philanthropy. Read more….

            • Cynthia Lazaroff

              Cynthia Lazaroff is the founder of NuclearWakeUpCall.Earth. An award-winning documentary filmmaker she is author of Dawn of a New Armageddon, a personal account of the Hawaii missile scare… Read more….

              • Anatol Lieven

                Anatol Lieven is senior research fellow on Russia and Europe at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He was formerly a professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and in the War Studies Department of King’s College London. Read more….

                • Jack F. Matlock, Jr.

                  Jack F. Matlock, Jr. is a career diplomat who served as US Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987-1991. Read more….

                  • Donald F. McHenry

                    Donald F. McHenry served as Ambassador and United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1979 to 1981. Read more….

                    • Krishen Mehta

                      Krishen Mehta, a former PricewaterhouseCoopers partner, is now Senior Global Justice Fellow at Yale University… Read more….

                      • Ellen Mickiewicz

                        Ellen Mickiewicz is James R. Shepley emeritus professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University. Read more….

                        • John Pepper

                          John Pepper is the former Chairman and CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company.  He also served as Chairman of The Walt Disney Company and of the Yale Corporation. Read more….

                          • Nicolai N. Petro

                            Nicolai N. Petro is Professor of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island, where he previously held the Silvia-Chandley Professorship of Peace Studies and Nonviolence. Read more….

                            • David C. Speedie

                              David C. Speedie was Senior Fellow and Director of the Program on U.S. Global Engagement at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York from 2007 to 2017. Read more….

                              • Sharon Tennison

                                Sharon Tennison is founder and President of the Center for Citizen Initiatives (CCI). She has worked for 30 years in Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union… Read more….

                                • Katrina vanden Heuvel

                                  Katrina vanden Heuvel is ACURA’s President. She is editorial director and publisher of The Nation where she served as editor from 1995 to 2019. Read more….

                                  • William J. vanden Heuvel (Rest In Peace)

                                    William J. vanden Heuvel served as the US Ambassador to the United Nations by appointment of President Jimmy Carter. Read more….

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