Board of Directors

Affiliations are listed for identification only.

  • Daniel Blumenthal, American Enterprise Institute
  • Aaron L. Friedberg, Princeton University
  • Roger Hertog, Hertog Foundation
  • Roy J. Katzovicz, Saddle Point Group
  • Paul V. Lettow, Jones Day
  • David McCormick, Bridgewater Associates 
  • Arvind Sanger, Geosphere Capital Management
  • Laurence Zuriff, Xometry

Blumenthalhead.jpgDaniel Blumenthal

Co-founder & Secretary

Dan Blumenthal is the director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on East Asian security issues and Sino-American relations. Mr. Blumenthal has both served in and advised the U.S. government on China issues for over a decade. From 2001 to 2004, he served as senior director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia at the Department of Defense.  Additionally, he served as a commissioner on the congressionally-mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission from 2006 to 2012, and held the position of vice chairman in 2007. He has also served on the Academic Advisory Board of the congressional U.S.-China Working Group. Mr. Blumenthal is the co-author of An Awkward Embrace: The United States and China in the 21st Century (AEI Press,2012). He holds a B.A. from Washington University, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a J.D. from Duke University.

Aaron L.

Co-founder & President

Aaron Friedberg is a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. He joined the Princeton faculty in 1987 after earning his A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

From June 2003 to June 2005 he served as a Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs in the Office of the Vice President. In November 2006 he was named to the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion.

Dr. Friedberg is the author of three books, The Weary Titan, 1895-1905: Britain and the Experience of Relative Decline (Princeton University Press, 1988), In the Shadow of the Garrison State: America’s Anti-Statism and Its Cold War Grand Strategy (Princeton University Press, 2000), and A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia (Norton, 2011). Hertog

Roger Hertog was one of the founding partners of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc. in 1968, and served as the firm’s President until its combination with Alliance Capital Management in October 2000. He currently is President of The Hertog Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization, and Vice-Chairman Emeritus of AllianceBernstein L.P., one of the largest publicly traded investment management firms in the world. A graduate of City College of New York, he is the Chairman of the New-York Historical Society, Chairman Emeritus of The Manhattan Institute, a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, The New York Public Library, The New York Philharmonic and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. In 2007, Mr. Hertog was awarded the National Humanities Medal for philanthropy. J. Katzovicz

Co-founder & Chairman of the Board

Roy J. Katzovicz is the Chairman of Saddle Point Group, LLC, a public and private equity investment firm. Prior to Saddle Point Group, Mr. Katzovicz served as a Partner, Investment Team Member and Chief Legal Officer of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. Prior to joining Pershing Square, Mr. Katzovicz served as a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Prior to private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to The Honorable William B. Chandler, Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Mr. Katzovicz received his J.D. and B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Katzovicz has served on a number of federal advisory committees including a member of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee and the Buyside General Counsel Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Law & Economics and is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. V. Lettow

Dr. Paul V. Lettow is a lawyer in the government regulation group in the Washington, D.C. office of Jones Day. From 2007 to 2009, he served as the Senior Director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council staff at the White House. Previously, Dr. Lettow was Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs from 2006 to 2007. He is the author of Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime (Council on Foreign Relations, 2010), and Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Random House, 2005). Dr. Lettow received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a D.Phil. in international relations from Oxford University, and an A.B. in history,summa cum laude, from Princeton University. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

IMG_9810.jpgDavid McCormick

David is President and a member of the Management Committee for Bridgewater Associates, a global macro investment firm with over $160 billion in assets under management, and the world’s largest hedge fund. Before joining Bridgewater, he was U.S. Treasury Under-Secretary for International Affairs in the Bush Administration during the global financial crisis and prior to that Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Policy and Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration.  From 1999-2005 David was an entrepreneur, serving as CEO of Freemarkets and President of Ariba, two publicly traded software companies, and earlier in his career he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. David is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and has a Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is a former Army officer and a veteran of the first Gulf War. Sanger

Arvind Sanger founded Geosphere Capital Management, LLC in 2007. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Sanger was a Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital, where he was one of the most senior equity portfolio managers at the firm. He managed a team of six investment professionals in New York and Singapore. Prior to his tenure at SAC, he had a fifteen‐year career as a top‐ranked sell‐side oil services and equipment analyst at a number of firms, including Deutsche Bank, DLJ and Kidder Peabody. Mr. Sanger is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and received his MBA from Tulane University. He is a member of the Business School Council at A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and Chairman of the Board of Pratham USA, an organization affiliated with the largest educational NGO in India.


Laurence Zuriff

Laurence is founder and CFO of Xometry, an advanced manufacturing company. He also serves as the General Partner of ZFI Capital, a private investment partnership spun out of Granite Capital International Group in 2011.  

Mr. Zuriff was the managing partner at Granite Capital International Group which he joined in 2000.  In 1996, Mr. Zuriff joined Weiss, Peck & Greer as a managing director and technology analyst. From February 1999 until October 2000, Mr. Zuriff served as the President and sole Portfolio Manager of the WPG Tudor Fund and the head of the Small Cap Growth Equity Group.  Prior to 1996, Mr. Zuriff served as vice president of York Capital, a special situations hedge fund. Prior to entering the investment management field, Mr. Zuriff served as an analyst at Science Applications International Corporation and as a summer fellow in the Office of Net Assessment at the Department of Defense.  

Laurence also served as a Legislative Aide to Congressman Jon Kyl in the early 1990s.  He currently sits on the board and chairs the Audit Committee of the Washington based Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis. Mr. Zuriff holds a B.A. degree from Brown University and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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