Board

Andrew J. Bacevich is co-founder and a member of the board of the Quincy Institute. He graduated from West Point and Princeton, served in the army, became an academic, and is now a writer. He is the author, co-author, or…

Catherine Lutz is the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. She recently received a Guggenheim Foundation grant to write a book on how Americans across…

Mr. Najafi is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pivotal Group, a forty-year-old firm that actively invests in private equity and real estate. In 2005, Mr. Najafi established the Pivotal Foundation, as a charitable vehicle to give back to…

Gregory A. Daddis is director of the Center of War and Society at San Diego State University, where he holds the USS Midway Chair in Modern U.S. Military History. He served 26 years in the U.S. Army before entering academia.

Jessica Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she served as president for 18 years. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in…

Katrina vanden Heuvel is a QI board member and editorial director and publisher of The Nation. She served as editor of the magazine from 1995 to 2019. She currently writes a weekly column for The Washington Post and is a…

Leah Hunt-Hendrix is an activist, political theorist, and movement builder who has co-founded three organizations, including Way to Win, where she currently directs the project on governance.

The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis is a theologian, pastor, author, and anti-poverty activist. She is the Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice and Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival…

Pastor Michael McBride, or “Pastor Mike” — as he is known — is a native of San Francisco and has been active in ministry for over 20 years. Regarded as a national faith leader since the uprising in Ferguson, MO,…

Mike Zak spent 33 years as an entrepreneur and early stage venture capitalist. He is a Partner, Emeritus at CRV, where he made investments in telecommunications equipment, internet infrastructure technologies, and alternative energy systems

Sally Donnelly served as Senior Advisor to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis from January 2017 until February 2018. In previous government roles, she headed the Washington office of the U.S. Central Command, working for then-General Mattis until 2012.

Stephen B. Heintz is chairman of the board of the Quincy Institute. He also serves as the president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a family foundation with an endowment of approximately $1.2 billion that advances social change for a more…

Stephen M. Walt is a QI board member, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a contributing editor at Foreign Policy.

Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering served as the U.S. Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations in New York under President George H.W. Bush. He also was the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs under President Bill Clinton.

Management

Lora Lumpe is CEO of the Quincy Institute. She has 30 years of experience in philanthropy, policy development, lobbying and campaigning on various aspects of US militarization.

Trita Parsi is the Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute. He is an award-winning author and the 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

Staff

Adam Weinstein is Deputy Director of the Middle East program at the Quincy Institute. His research focuses on security, trade, and rule of law in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is a veteran of the Marine Corps and the war in…

Alex Jordan is Deputy Communications Director at the Quincy Institute. Prior to joining the Quincy Institute, he served as Senior Communications Associate at the Advancement Project National Office.

Ananya Agustin Malhotra is Deputy Project Manager of the Better Order Project at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. She holds an MPhil in History from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and an AB…

Anatol Lieven is the Director of the Eurasia Program 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.

Andrew Earvolino is a Communications Associate at the Quincy Institute. He holds a B.A. in Global Politics from Washington and Lee University and a M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University Elliott School.

Artin DerSimonian is a junior research fellow in the Eurasia program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He earned a Masters of Science in Russian, East European, and Euraisan studies from the University of Glasgow in 2022.

Audrey Boroshok is the Human Resources Generalist for the Quincy Institute. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from Roanoke College.

Ben Armbruster is the Managing Editor of Responsible Statecraft. He holds a bachelor of arts in history from Ohio University and a master of arts in international relations from King’s College London.

Ben Freeman is Director of the Democratizing Foreign Policy program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. His work focuses on how foreign governments seek to influence American government and politics. This work builds upon his book, The Foreign Policy…

Blaise Malley is a reporter for Responsible Statecraft. He previously was an associate editor at The National Interest and reporter-researcher at The New Republic.

Connor Echols is a Reporter for Responsible Statecraft. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Middle East and North African Studies from Northwestern University.

Dan M. Ford is a Junior Research Fellow for the Global South Program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Previously, Dan spent time working and interning in a variety of different organizations, focused mostly on international development, human rights,…

Eli Clifton is a senior advisor at the Quincy Institute and Investigative-Journalist-at-Large at Responsible Statecraft. He holds a masters degree from London School of Economics.

Elizabeth Beavers is the Vice President for Public Affairs of the Quincy Institute and a national security legal scholar. She is an adjunct professor of counterterrorism law at the University of New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce School of Law.

Ethan Paul is a Research Associate with the Better Order Project at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He was previously a reporter for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.

George Beebe is Director of Grand Strategy at the Quincy Institute. He spent more than two decades in government as an intelligence analyst, diplomat, and policy advisor, including as director of the CIA’s Russia analysis and as a staff advisor on…

Jake Werner is a Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute. His research focuses on US–China economic relations and the global economy. He received his doctorate in history from the University of Chicago.

James Park is a Research Associate at the Quincy Institute’s East Asia Program. His research interests include South Korean foreign policy and domestic politics, Chinese security issues, and U.S. policy vis-à-vis East Asia.

Jessica Rosenblum the Director of Communications at the Quincy Institute. Prior to Quincy, she served as J Street’s Senior Vice President of Public Engagement.

Jim Lobe is a Contributing Editor of Responsible Statecraft. He served for 30 years as DC bureau chief for Inter Press Service and directed the award-winning blog, LobeLog.

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos is a senior advisor for the Quincy Institute and editorial director at Responsible Statecraft. She has spent the last two decades in Washington reporting and writing about U.S. foreign policy and national security, politics, veterans, and civil…

Khody Akhavi is a Senior Video Producer at the Quincy Institute. He holds masters degrees from Georgetown University and Columbia University.

Marcus Stanley is Director of Studies at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Prior to joining the Quincy Institute, he spent a decade at Americans for Financial Reform. He has a PhD in public policy from Harvard, with a focus…

Mark Episkopos is a Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute’s Eurasia Program. He is also an Adjunct Professor of History at Marymount University and was formerly the National Security Reporter at The National Interest.

Mark Cunningham is the Director of Development at the Quincy Institute. He has dedicated his entire career to the non-profit sector and led the development efforts at a number of US and European based organizations. He holds a masters degree…

Meiyee Mak is the Director of Operations at the Quincy Institute. She holds a Master’s degree in Media Management from The New School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Bates College.

Michael D. Swaine is a Senior Research Fellow on East Asia at QI and is one of the most prominent American scholars of Chinese security studies. He comes to QI from Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he worked for…

Nathan Smith is a development associate at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He has a B.S. in Political Science and a B.B.A in Finance from the University of Houston.

Rebekkah Chatham is a Program Assistant / Research Associate with the Better Order Project at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. She holds a B.S in Sociology, and a Master of International Affairs from the Bush School of Government and…

Sarang Shidore is Director the Global South program at the Quincy Institute. His areas of research and analysis are geopolitical risk, grand strategy, and energy/climate security, with a special emphasis on Asia.

Steven Simon is a Senior Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute. He studied theology at Harvard and public policy at Princeton before government service at the State Department and the NSC.

Tiffany Robinson is the Operations Manager at the Quincy Institute. She holds a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She has 20 years of experience working in the publication and insurance industry.

Tori Bateman is the Outreach Coordinator at the Quincy Institute. Formerly, she coordinated policy advocacy for faith-based organizations working on peace and justice issues.

William D. Hartung is Senior Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and an expert on the arms trade, Pentagon spending and strategy, and nuclear weapons policy. His books include Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making…

Zachary Paikin is a Research Fellow with the Better Order Project at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent, specializing in Russian foreign policy, great power relations and international…

Zoe Desch is the Executive Assistant to the CEO of the Quincy Institute and a recent graduate from the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Political Science and Studio Art.