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Jon Greenwald

Vice-President of Research & Publications
Washington, DC, USA


Crisis Group Role:

Jon Greenwald supervises Crisis Group's research and reporting cycle, working with program and project directors around the world to develop and maintain a steady stream of targeted reports and briefing papers on the full range of crises and subjects that Crisis Group covers. He also maintains senior-level contacts with Washington-based officials and diplomats, frequently speaks to student groups and participates in conferences and seminars in the U.S. and Europe. He also undertakes advocacy trips worldwide, most recently to Iran.  
Areas of expertise:

  • Transatlantic relations
  • The European Union
  • The Middle East
  • Terrorism

Professional Background:

  • Thirty years in the U.S. Foreign Service (West Berlin, Belgrade, Budapest, East Berlin, Brussels/EU)
  • Foreign Policy Issues Coordinator, Bill Bradley for President (1999-2000)
  • Scarff Distinguished Visiting Professor of Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, Lawrence University (U.S.) (1998-1999)

Select Publications:

  • Berlin Witness: An American Diplomat's Chronicle of East Germany's Revolution (University Park, PA, 1993) 
  • Articles in the Financial TimesLos Angeles Times, Aussenpolitik, Washington Quarterly and other newspapers and foreign affairs journals


  • English (native)
  • German (fluent)
  • Hungarian
  • French

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