John Sitilides, a Washington D.C. government affairs specialist and diplomacy consultant to the U.S. Department of State, shares his insights into U.S. and global risk trends, international threat assessments and geopolitical strategies before C-suite executives, high-stakes decision makers and opinion leaders at investor, corporate and government conferences and events.
In customized briefings, he explores the complex political and geo-economic decisions that impact markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and worldwide, helping clients better understand, anticipate and mitigate risk.
Since 2006, Sitilides chairs the State Department’s Advanced Area Studies Program for Southeast Europe (under a U.S. government contract) at the Foreign Service Institute, the primary training institution for U.S. diplomats and other foreign policy professionals.
He has testified before Congress and is a regular media commentator on national security and American politics on broadcast, print and digital media. He has been interviewed on CNN, FOX News, CNN International, One America News, BBC News, and on Chinese, Russian, German, Turkish, Israeli & Arab television, and cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Bloomberg, Politico, National Public Radio and Institutional Investor, among other major media outlets.
Sitilides holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs, specializing in International Security Policy, from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.