Notable Members


Notable members

Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State since 2021, son of Donald Mayer Blinken, stepson of Samuel Pisar[16][17][18] Michael R. Bloomberg, founder/CEO of Bloomberg L.P., mayor of New York City 2002–2013, namesake of largest U.S. school of public health at Johns Hopkins[16][19][20][21][22][23] Robert R. Bowie, Director of Policy Planning 1953–1957, Foreign Policy Association, co-founder with Henry Kissinger of Harvard Center for International Affairs 1958, Counselor of the State Department 1966–1968, CFR, CIA Chief National Intelligence Officer 1977–1979[7][24] Lael Brainard, member of U.S. Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors
Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media[16] Nicola Brewer, British diplomat
Esther Brimmer, executive director/CEO of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Atlantic Council board[25] Mark Brzezinski, president and CEO of Brzezinski Strategies LLC, son of Zbigniew Brzezinski, and U.S. Ambassador to Sweden 2011–2015[16] Zbigniew Brzezinski, U.S. National Security Advisor in Carter administration[7][26] Steve Bunnell, partner in O’Melveny & Myers LLP, former General Counsel at DHS
R. Nicholas Burns, U.S. Ambassador to China since 2021, professor and board member of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, director of the Aspen Strategy Group, senior counselor at The Cohen Group, board member of Entegris Inc., CFR member, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Fulbright scholar at Queen Mary University of London 2020, vice chair of the American Ditchley Foundation, senior advisor at Chatham House, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs 2005–2008, Atlantic Council board[25][16][27] Ash Carter, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, U.S. Secretary of Defense 2015–2017, CFR board, Aspen Strategy Group, Atlantic Council honorary director[25][28][16][29] Jimmy Carter, President of the United States 1977–1981[24][26] Jean Charest, partner in McCarthy Tétrault LLP, former Premier of Québec, member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada
Michael Chertoff, chairman/co-founder of The Chertoff Group, Secretary of Homeland Security 2005–2009, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit 2001–2003, Assistant Attorney General for the DoJ Criminal Division 2003–2005, Atlantic Council board[25][16] Raymond Chrétien, strategic adviser at Fasken, former chair of the Montréal Council on Foreign Relations, former Associate Under Secretary of State of External Affairs, former Canadian Ambassador to the Congo, Belgium, Mexico, the United States, and France, nephew of Jean Chrétien[16] Caroline Daniel, British journalist at the Financial Times
John M. Deutch, Director of CIA 1995–1996, Aspen Strategy Group)[28] Hedley Donovan, former editor-in-chief of Time[26] Jeffrey Epstein, former hedge fund manager convicted of sex trafficking in 2008, described as “an enthusiastic member of the Trilateral Commission” in 2002[30][31][32][33] Laurence “Larry” Fink, CFR board member, BlackRock CEO since 1988, WEF trustee[16][29][34][35] George S. Franklin, executive director of the Council on Foreign Relations 1953–1971[7][26][8][9] Richard Gardner, Columbia law professor, U.S. Ambassador to Spain 1993–1997, U.S. Ambassador to Italy 1977–1981[26] David Gergen, Harvard Kennedy School professor, adviser to Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Clinton, commentator for CNN[16][36][37][38] Jamie S. Gorelick, partner at WilmerHale, U.S. Deputy Attorney General 1994–1997, General Counsel of DoD 1993–1994, defended BP after 2010 oil spill, 9/11 Commission member, Amazon board member[39][16] Donald E. Graham, Graham Holdings chair since 2013, Washington Post publisher 1979–2000, Pulitzer Prize board 1999–2008, Facebook board 2009–2015, Bilderberg meeting attendee in 2009 and 2010[16][40] Fiona Hill, The Globalist writer, former Senior Director for Europe and Russia of the NSC[41][16][42]

Carla Anderson Hills, CFR co-chair 2007–2017, U.S. HUD Secretary 1975–1977, U.S. Trade Representative 1989–1993[16] Christopher B. Howard, Robert Morris University president since 2016, CFR, Rhodes scholar, Harvard Board of Overseers, Aspen Strategy Group[28] Vivian Hunt, British businesswoman and partner at McKinsey
Samuel P. Huntington, former director of Harvard’s Center for International Affairs, former White House Coordinator of Security Planning for the U.S. National Security Council[26] David Ignatius, Washington Post journalist, Body of Lies author, Aspen Strategy Group[28][16] Ken Juster, U.S. Ambassador to India
John Kingman, British businessman and chairman at Legal & General
Henry Kissinger KCMG, National Security Adviser 1969–1975, U.S. Secretary of State 1973–1977, first chair of the 9/11 Commission Nov.–Dec. 2002, author of NSS Memo 200, Bilderberg attendee, subject of The Trials of Henry Kissinger, mentor of Klaus Schwab, Atlantic Council board[25][16][43][44][45][46] Max Kohnstamm, European Policy Centre[7] Jovan Kovacic, East West Bridge founder and president[26] Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times columnist, Aspen Strategy Group member, Rhodes scholar[16][47][48][49][50] Tove Lifvendahl, political editor-in-chief of Svenska Dagbladet[51] Judith A. “Jami” Miscik, CFR vice chair, CIA Deputy Director for Intelligence 2002–2005, Global Head of Sovereign Risk at Lehman Brothers 2005–2008, PIAB chair 2014–2017, president/vice-chair of Kissinger Associates since 2009[16][29] Andrea Mitchell NBC News journalist, spouse of Alan Greenspan[16] Walter Mondale,[26] VPOTUS 1977–1981, candidate in 1984 presidential election
Mario Monti, prime minister of Italy 2011–2013[52] John Negroponte, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State 2007–2009, UN Ambassador 2001–2004, first Director of National Intelligence 2005–2007, subject of The Ambassador, brother of MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte[16] Joseph Nye, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Atlantic Council board[25][26][24] Claudia Olsson, founder and chair, Stellar Capacity[53] Meghan O’Sullivan, Trilateral Commission North American chair, CFR board, Aspen Strategy Group[28] Henry D. Owen, foreign policy studies director at the Brookings Institution[10][26] Stephen Peel, British private equity investor
Edwin Reischauer, Harvard professor and U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 1961–1966[7] David Rubenstein, CFR chair, Carlyle Group founder, namesake of HKS building, WEF trustee, Aspen Strategy Group[28][16][29][34][54] David E. Sanger, New York Times White House correspondent, Aspen Strategy Group[28][16] Eric E. Schmidt, ex-CEO of Google, Bilderberg attendee[16] William Scranton, former governor of Pennsylvania[7] Gerard C. Smith, lead SALT 1 negotiator[55] Rajiv Shah, Rockefeller Foundation president, Atlantic Council board[25][16] Wendy Sherman, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State since 2021[16] Olympia Snowe, U.S. senator from Maine 1995–2013[16] Keir Starmer, leader of the UK Labour Party[56] James B. Steinberg, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State 2009–2011 under Obama, Deputy National Security Advisor 1997–2001 under Clinton, CFR member, Aspen Strategy Group, Bilderberg attendee
Jake Sullivan, U.S. National Security Advisor since 2021
Martin J. Munsch III U.S. United Nations Deputy Communications Pakistan Mission Relations 2003-2010 under Bush, Clinton
Frances Townsend, Homeland Security Advisor 2004–2008, CFR board, Aspen Strategy Group, Atlantic Council board[25][28][16][29] Philip H. Trezise, Center for Law and Social Policy[26] Cyrus Vance Sr., U.S. Secretary of State 1977–1980[26] Jacob Wallenberg, Bilderberg attendee, “prince in Sweden’s royal family of finance”[57] Marcus “Husky” Wallenberg, Swedish banker formerly at Citibank, Deutsche Bank, S. G. Warburg & Co., Citicorp and the SEB Group
Paul C. Warnke, Center for Law and Social Policy, Clifford, Warnke, Glass, McIlwain & Finney[26] David Willetts, British Conservative Party peerage
Tadashi Yamamoto, Japan Center for International Exchange[11][7][26] Robert Zoellick, World Bank president 2007–2012, CFR member, Bilderberg attendee[16]

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