A. Wess Mitchell is President of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). A co-founder of the institute, he has played an active role in CEPA’s development as the only U.S. think tank dedicated to the study of Central and Eastern Europe. His articles and commentaries frequently appear in scholarly journals and major media sources such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post and others. He is an occasional consultant to the U.S. government and has lectured widely on Central European security and geopolitics at universities, institutes and government agencies on both sides of the Atlantic. During the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, Mitchell served on the National Security Transition Team for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign. He is the co-chair of the Europe Working Group for the John Hay Initiative and an Advisory Board member at the Zbigniew Brzezinski Institute. He also serves on the advisory councils of the Richard G. Lugar Institute for Diplomacy and Congress, the Slovak Atlantic Commission, the Prague Center for Transatlantic Relations, the Atlantic Initiative in Berlin and the Alexander Hamilton Society.