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The 2014 SC2 National Network Workshop: Capstone Event and New Beginning July 22, 2014 / Cleveland, OH

In April 2014, a unique network — nearly two years in the making — convened in Cleveland, Ohio, for two high-energy days of idea exchange, discussions, and workshops at the 2014 Strong Cities Strong Communities (SC2) National Network Workshop: Partnership for Prosperity.

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Press Release

Foreign Policy Expert Simon Serfaty Joins GMF as Senior Fellow April 12, 2012

WASHINGTON (April 11, 2012) – The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) announces today that Dr. Simon Serfaty has joined the organization as a Senior Fellow focusing on transatlantic relations and European policy. In this position, Serfaty will work in close collaboration with GMF’s Foreign Policy and Civil Society Program, its EuroFuture Project, and its Hard Security Project. Serfaty will also actively participate in GMF-sponsored events, work with contacts on both sides of the Atlantic, and write analytical pieces within his area of expertise.

“Simon’s experience, his networks, and his expertise are a tremendous asset for GMF as we tackle the problems of the transatlantic community in the 21st century,” said GMF President Craig Kennedy.

Previously, Serfaty was a senior advisor to the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), a leading think tank in Washington, DC. At CSIS, he served as director of the CSIS Europe Program (1993-2003). From 2003-11, he was the first holder of the Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and was appointed as Emeritus Chair in September 2011. Since 1992, Serfaty has also been a senior professor of U.S. foreign policy with the Graduate Programs in International Studies at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to joining ODU, where he also carries the title of Eminent Scholar, he taught at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) as a research professor in U.S. foreign policy and worked as director of the Johns Hopkins Bologna Center in Bologna Italy (1972-1976),and as director of the Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute (1985-1991).

Serfaty serves on the strategic board of the Paris-based French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) and sits on the editorial board of many professional journals in the United States and Europe. Serfaty is the author and editor of a large number of books, including most recently Vital Partnership: Power and Order (2005) and Architects of Delusion: Europe, America, and the Iraq War 2008). In 2008, Serfaty was made a Knight of the French Legion of Honor. Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Serfaty has been a naturalized U.S. citizen since 1965.


The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has six offices in Europe: Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, and Bucharest. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm. ###