Chris Tuttle serves as managing director at the Council, where he oversees CFR’s relationships with select corporate members and focuses on the process and politics of U.S. foreign policy. He is a former policy director at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, State Department official, and chief of staff in the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MA from the U.S. Naval War College.
Founded in 1953 with twenty-five corporate members, the Corporate Program has since expanded to include more than 140 companies from various industries and regions of the world.
The Council on Foreign Relations launched the Independent Task Force Program in 1995 with a Task Force on nuclear nonproliferation, chaired by Stephen J. Hadley, who most recently served as the national security adviser in the George W. Bush administration.
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