Glenn Nye was a senior non-resident transatlantic fellow the German Marshall Fund after leaving the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011. He contributes to dialogue between U.S. and European government and business leaders on the U.S. political system as well as transatlantic cooperation on shared foreign policy challenges in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Nye also serves as an advisor to financial and technology companies including Palantir Technologies, a global data analysis software company, and participates in thought-leadership events on issues related to data security and privacy in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Nye served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the second district of Virginia, serving on the committees for Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Small Business, where he was the chairman of the subcommittee for contracting and technology. He currently serves on the board of VetsHouse, a Virginia veterans service organization, and is a member of the Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council of “Fix the Debt.” He is a regular commentator on issues related to the U.S. political system and its connection with vital issues like the national debt and national security.
Nye spent his early career as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service, where he served in missions overseas for the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. During the civil war in Macedonia, he was awarded the State Department Superior Honor Award for negotiating the release of an American hostage held by insurgents. In Singapore, he supported final negotiations for the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, including protections for intellectual property. He conducted political and economic development missions in Afghanistan, the West Bank, and Iraq, including managing elections and job creation programs. He also assisted the U.S. director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a development bank charged with investing in the transition to market economies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Born in Philadelphia, and a native of Norfolk, Virginia, Nye is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He studied for a year at the University of Munich and did coursework in business accounting and finance at the London Business School.