Before joining CSIS in June 2007, Stephen J. Flanagan served as Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies and Vice President for Research at the National Defense University for seven years. He held several senior positions in the U.S. government between 1989 and 1999, including Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Central and Eastern Europe, National Security Council Staff; Associate Director and Member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff; and National Intelligence Officer for Europe. Earlier in his career, he was a Professional Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Dr. Flanagan has also held several academic and research positions, including Senior Fellow and faculty member at the National War College, NDU; Executive Director, Center for Science and International Affairs and faculty member at Harvard’s Kennedy School; and Research Associate, International Institute for Strategic Studies. He has published numerous books and articles on international security and transatlantic affairs, most recently Strategic Challenges: America’s Global Security Agenda (2008) and Turkey’s Evolving Dynamics: Strategic Choices for U.S.-Turkey Relations (2009).
Shanghai – Stephen J. Flanagan, Henry A. Kissinger Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)