The ACG will host a discussion with Dr. A. Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
There is a $35 charge for members to attend this event.
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Dr. A. Wess Mitchell took the oath of office as Assistant Secretary of State on October 12, 2017. As Assistant Secretary, he is responsible for diplomatic relations with 50 countries in Europe and Eurasia, and with NATO, the EU, and the OSCE. Prior to joining the State Department, Dr. Mitchell spent 12 years at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), a think tank dedicated to the study of Central Europe. A co‐founder of CEPA, he served as President and CEO from 2009 to 2017 and Director of Research from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Mitchell played an instrumental role in CEPA’s growth to become a leading transatlantic think tank with offices in Washington, DC, and Warsaw, Poland.
From 2013 to 2016, Dr. Mitchell chaired the Europe Working Group for the John Hay Initiative. He also served on advisory boards for several U.S. and European institutes, including the Zbigniew Brzezinski Institute for Geostrategy, the Slovak Atlantic Commission, the Prague Center for Transatlantic Relations, Atlantic Initiative Berlin, and the Alexander Hamilton Society.
Dr. Mitchell is the author of numerous articles and reports on transatlantic relations and international security. His work has been translated into 10 languages and appeared in major publications such as the Washington Post, Washington Times, International Herald Tribune, American Interest, National Interest, Orbis, and Internationale Politik. He is the coauthor of two books on geopolitics, including most recently Unquiet Frontier: Vulnerable Allies, Rising Rivals and the Crisis of American Power (with Jakub J. Grygiel).
Dr. Mitchell holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Otto Suhr Institut für Politikwissenschaft at Freie Universität in Berlin; an M.A. from the Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he was awarded the 2004 Hopper Award; a certificate in EU Studies from the American Consortium on European Union Studies; and a B.A. in History from Texas Tech University. Dr. Mitchell participated in the ACG’s Young Leaders Study Group on the Future of Europe: Demographic Trends, Migration, and Social Cohesion in 2009 and 2010. He speaks German and has studied Dutch and Czech.