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Young Strategist Forum 2014 April 18, 2014 / Tokyo, Japan

The third Young Strategists Forum (YSF) was held in Tokyo from January 31- Feb 4, 2014 in partnership with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

Keynote from South Caucasus: The Dividing Lines Are Shifting April 14, 2014

In a keynote address, S. Frederick Starr explains how the events in Crimea are representative of a larger Russian tactic of seeking out geopolitical vacuums and promoting them, only to be the actor that then fills that void. He characterizes this strategy as "filling vacuums", and claimed the West, and the United States in particular, should be prepared to fill these vacuums if they are serious of halting further progress of Russia's revanchist designs

China’s Efforts to Reduce Air Pollution March 14, 2014

Biz Asia America's Philip Yin is joined by Paul Bledsoe, President of Bledsoe & Associates to discuss how successful are China's efforts to shut down factories to reduce air pollution.

Press Release

GMF Announces New Program Leadership Structure December 05, 2012


WASHINGTON (December 5, 2012) — The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) announces several changes as part of a new program structure, including two new senior director positions — for public policy programs and for foreign and security policy.

Dymphna van der Lans, previously senior director for economics, climate, and energy is now the senior director for public policy programs, incorporating GMF’s Energy, Economic Policy, Urban & Regional Policy, and Immigration & Integration Programs. Ian Lesser, the executive director of GMF’s Brussels office, also is now the senior director of foreign and security policy.

“These moves will help GMF operate more efficiently and effectively while also recognizing the strong contributions Dymphna and Ian have made over the last several years,” said GMF President Craig Kennedy.

Other new appointments announced simultaneously include:

  • Mark Cunningham, Managing Director for Grantmaking
  • Mark Fischer, Managing Director for European Offices
  • Geraldine Gardner, Director, Urban & Regional Policy Program
  • Nicola Lightner, Director, Major Conferences

The German Marshall Fund of the United States strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. 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 seven offices in Europe: Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm.

Contact: Will Bohlen, wbohlen@gmfus.org, +1 202 683 2609