The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called fellows). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.
Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies
Former head, Office of the Quartet Representative, Tony Blair, in Jerusalem. Former State Department and National Security Council official with over twenty years government experience specializing in the Middle East. Currently researching and writing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Arab uprisings, and U.S. interests in the Middle East.
Senior Fellow for Defense Policy
Dr. Janine Davidson is senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her areas of expertise include defense strategy and policy, military operations, national security, and civil-military relations.
Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow
Formerly supervised all facets of support for U.S. Coast Guard human capital, engineering, acquisitions, and information technology programs. Former congressional fellow for homeland security and drug control policies, and military aide in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.
Former national security adviser to President Barack Obama and assistant secretary of state and chief of staff at the State Department during the Clinton administration. Prior to his government service, he was a partner at the international law firm of O'Melveny & Myers and served as a member of the firm's global governing committee. Also a non-resident senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy
Currently directing a roundtable series on technology, innovation, and American primacy. A corporate executive with extensive experience in high technology and international political economy.
C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies
Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis Adjunct Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security
Expert on counterterrorism and national security issues. Former deputy assistant to President George W Bush and deputy homeland security adviser. Also former deputy commissioner for counterterrorism with the New York City Police Department.
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies
Former assistant secretary of state for African affairs, U.S. ambassador to South Africa, and special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs in the George W. Bush administration. Distinguished public service professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
Senior Fellow for Global Health
President Emeritus and Board Senior Fellow
President, Council on Foreign Relations
Former member of the State Department policy planning staff and a leading architect of Secretary Hillary Clinton's Economic Statecraft agenda. Former member of the National Intelligence Council Staff, with deep experience in geoeconomic issues, energy and climate security, and U.S.-China relations. Currently writing a book on the modern use of economic and financial instruments as tools of statecraft.
Colonel Clint Hinote, U.S. Air Force, most recently served as the commander of the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. His other operational assignments include instructor duty at the USAF Weapons School, leader of the Air Forces Central Strategy Division, squadron commander, and wing vice commander.
Senior Fellow for Global Health
Author of Governing Health in Contemporary China, a new book that looks at the health system transition in post-Mao China. Currently researching the roles of emerging powers and non-state actors in shaping global health governance. Founding editor of the journal Global Health Governance.
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
Author of The Islamist. Former founding director of Quilliam, the British counterextremism think tank. Previously a member and strategist for radical Islamist organizations in London.
Senior Fellow for Global Governance
Distinguished professor at the School of International Service, American University. His research centers on global and regional governance, particularly international economic institutions and Asia-Pacific regionalism. His current work examines the growing influence of emerging economies on global governance and the response of the United States to their new role.
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics
Macroeconomist with substantial experience in public policy and markets. Current focus is on G-7 monetary and fiscal policies, financial markets, and crisis resolution.
Distinguished Visiting Fellow
CFR Distinguished Visiting Fellow and Former Commissioner of the NYPD
Mervyn King is a professor of economics and law at the Stern and Law Schools at New York University. He was governor of the Bank of England and chairman of the monetary policy and financial policy committees from 2003 to 2013, helping to shape UK monetary policy during the global economic recession. He was previously deputy governor from 1998 to 2003, and served as chief economist and executive director from 1991 to 1998. King was also a nonexecutive director of the bank from 1990 to 1991.