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Kurt Volker

Executive Director + Professor of Practice
Administrative, OTHERUS Campus, Mailcode 3030

Ambassador Kurt Volker is a leading expert in U.S. foreign and national security policy with some 30 years of experience in a variety of government, academic, and private sector capacities. Ambassador Volker serves as executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University based in Washington, D.C. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, a senior advisor at the Atlantic Council, and a Trustee of IAU College in Aix-en-Provence, France. He is a consultant to international business, a member of the Board of Directors of Capital Guardian Funds Trust, and had previously served as managing director—International for BGR Group. He has taught Transatlantic Relations at The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. In July, 2017, Ambassador Volker was also appointed U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations.

Research Interests

Data-driven research on solving global problems, character-driven leadership, human trafficking, Congo, US-Mexico border issues, Israel-Palestine, Afghanistan, transatlantic relations

Research Group
  • M.A. International Relations, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
  • B.A. Temple University
Research Activity
  • Volker,Kurt D.. Transatlantic Debate and Decision Series. EU(1/1/2014 - 12/31/2015).