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Company Overview of Center for Strategic and International Studies, Inc.

Company Overview

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Inc., a nonprofit organization, provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers. It offers strategic insights and policy solutions to problems in defense and security topics, such as acquisition and resources, homeland and international security, military strategy, nuclear weapons, reconstruction and development, and terrorism; and energy and climate change topics, including alternative energy, markets and trends, and security and climate change. The company also provides solutions in global health topics, such as food and water, global health policy, and HIV/AIDS; global trends and forecasting topics, including demography, ...

1800 K Street NW

Washington, DC 20006

United States

Founded in 1962





Key Executives for Center for Strategic and International Studies, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Trustee
Age: 64
Co-Founder, President Emeritus and Trustee
Co-Founder of Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy and Honorary Trustee
Age: 83
Vice President of Finance & Accounting and Corporate Treasurer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Inc. Key Developments

Center for Strategic and International Studies Appoints Board of Trustees

The Center for Strategic and International Studies announced that Erskine Bowles, William Daley, Stanley Druckenmiller, Martin Edelman, Elizabeth Holmes, Ronald Kirk, Leon Panetta, Bob Schieffer, and Frances Townsend have joined the CSIS Board of Trustees. Erskine Bowles served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and is currently a senior adviser of BDT Capital Partners. Previously, he served at the United Nations as deputy special envoy, with the rank of undersecretary general, coordinating the global response to the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia in December 2004. William Daley was President Barack Obama’s chief of staff from 2011 to 2012. From 1997 to 2000, he served as U.S. secretary of commerce under President Bill Clinton. He is currently managing partner and head of U.S. operations at Argentière Capital. Stanley Druckenmiller is chairman and chief executive officer of Duquesne Family Office LLC and one of the foremost experts on investing in America. He is former managing director at Soros Fund Management, where he served as lead portfolio manager of the Quantum Fund and chief investment officer of Soros (1989–2000), and had overall responsibility for funds with a peak assessed value of $22 billion. Martin Edelman is of counsel in the real estate practice of Paul Hastings LLP. He is a founding member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, and serves on the board of the Tribeca Film Institute and Festival. Elizabeth Holmes is founder and chief executive officer of Theranos. Ms. Holmes was made a presidential ambassador for global entrepreneurship by the Obama administration in 2015. Ronald Kirk served as U.S. trade representative during the Obama administration. Previously, he served as mayor of Dallas, Texas, from 1995 to 2001. Ambassador Kirk is currently senior of counsel with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dallas and Washington, D.C., offices. Leon Panetta served as U.S. secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama and as director of the Office of Management and Budget and White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton. Secretary Panetta also served as a member of the House of Representatives for over 16 years. He is cofounder of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy. Bob Schieffer is a former chief Washington correspondent at CBS News and moderator of Face the Nation . Mr. Schieffer covered Washington for CBS News for 46 years and is one of the few broadcast or print journalists to have covered all four major beats in the nation’s capital—the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Capitol Hill. He has moderated three presidential debates. Frances Townsend is former homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush. She also served as deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism from May 2003 to May 2004. Ms. Townsend spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice in the administrations of Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. Ms. Townsend is currently executive vice president for worldwide government, legal, and business affairs at MacAndrews and Forbes Incorporated.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies Appoints Jeff Rathke as Deputy Director of the Europe Program

The Center for Strategic and International Studies announced that Jeff Rathke has joined the center as the deputy director of its Europe Program. Prior to his position at CSIS, Mr. Rathke was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service for twenty four years and served in a variety of senior positions. Most recently, he served as the Director of the State Department Press Office from May 2014 to June 2015 and briefly as acting Deputy Spokesperson.

Center for Strategic and International Studies Announces Board Changes

The Center for Strategic & International Studies announced that Tom Pritzker, executive chairman of Hyatt Hotels Corporation and chairman and CEO of the Pritzker Organization, has been appointed chairman of the CSIS Board of Trustees effective November 2015. He will succeed former senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) who will remain on the Board as chairman emeritus. Mr. Pritzker is the third chairman in CSIS's history, following Senator Nunn's 17-year tenure. Senator Nunn followed the Honorable Anne Armstrong, who was CSIS chairman from 1987 to 1999. CSIS was founded by the Honorable David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh A. Burke in 1962. Tom Pritzker is the executive chairman of Hyatt Hotels Corp. He is also chairman and CEO of the Pritzker Organization.

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