John Sitilides, a Washington D.C. government affairs specialist and consultant to the Department of State, shares his insights into U.S. and global geopolitical trends, developments and strategies before high-stakes decision makers and opinion leaders at investor, business and government conferences, forums and events. He explores the complex geopolitical decisions that impact markets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, helping investors and business audiences understand and mitigate against risk and disruption.
Sitilides chairs the State Department’s Advanced Area Studies Program for Greece & Cyprus, in conjunction with the Turkey program (under U.S. government contract since 2006), at the Foreign Service Institute, the primary training institution for American diplomats and other professionals of the U.S. foreign affairs community. He previously served as Board Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project from 2005-2011.
As Principal at Trilogy Advisors LLC since 2005, Sitilides manages a government affairs portfolio specializing in environmental regulatory reform. He has testified before Congress, and conducted scores of interviews on American politics, federal policies, national security and global affairs by broadcast, print and digital media – including Fox News, CNN, CNN International, One America News and BBC News – and been cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Bloomberg News, Politico, National Public Radio, Institutional Investor, among other leading broadcast, print and digital media.
Sitilides served as Executive Director of the Western Policy Center, an international relations institute researching and forecasting U.S., NATO & EU political, commercial and security issues in southeastern Europe. He directed the center’s strategic planning, policy analysis, political and corporate communications, and financial management until he negotiated its 2004 merger with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Sitilides serves on the Board of Directors of 3doo Inc., a media technology company; the Advanced Imaging Society, promoting the global film industry’s arts and technologies; International Orthodox Christian Charities, a global humanitarian organization; and Leadership 100, a national Greek Orthodox foundation.
He is a member of the Association of International Risk Intelligence Professionals; the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, the New York State Society of Washington D.C., the Columbia University Club of Washington, D.C., the Association of Former Senate Aides, and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. Sitilides holds a Master’s Degree in International and Public Affairs from Columbia University. He lives in McLean, VA with his wife, who is an attorney and businesswoman, and their four sons.
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The Greek Roots of the Euro Crisis
A critical assessment of the viability of the European Union as a trading partner and global power, as well as the Euro as a viable global currency.
The Trump Presidency
Global Risks, Geopolitical Strategy and American Leadership 2020
U.S. President Donald J. Trump assumes American political leadership at a time of considerable strains in the global economy and a complex array of high-stakes global risk and geopolitical flashpoints in Russia, China, the Middle East and Europe. Along with reinvigorating the U.S. economy, the Trump Administration is charged with managing key power relationships with major political and military adversaries and the driving engines of the international macro-economic system.
President Trump's domestic priorities include renewed domestic energy projects and exports, review of current and potential trade agreements, repatriation of trillions of dollars from foreign banks, and the advancement of new manufacturing technologies. If effectively implemented, these policies could produce fundamental shifts in U.S. international relations.
Can President Trump successfully identify and encourage capable partners to relieve the U.S. of its worldwide economic and military burdens? Can he preserve and strengthen the current international order by encouraging meaningful diplomatic efforts and empowering allies and partners to assume greater responsibility for regional stability? And how will such fundamental shifts affect the course of the U.S. economy and related investment, business and corporate policies?
This presentation will starkly assess and explore the aims & goals of the Trump Administration, and global realities projected to challenge President Trump and the American nation throughout his term in office.
The Geopolitics of American Energy Policy
Assessing presidential and Congressional policies with far-reaching impacts on the U.S. economy and global markets.
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A penetrating look at key candidates, their probable paths, and how their policies will improve or set back the U.S. economy
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