CEPA Forum 2015 and 2016
Wess Mitchell
President, Center for European Policy Analysis 

A. Wess Mitchell is President of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). A co-founder of the institute, he leads in the strategic direction of the organization and the development of major programs. Mitchell’s research focuses on Eastern European geopolitics, U.S. global strategy and alliances. His writings have appeared in The American Interest, Orbis, National Interest, Small Wars Journal, and in U.S., German, Polish, Hungarian and Romanian newspapers. Mitchell frequently speaks on European security themes at universities, think-tanks and government agencies on both sides of the Atlantic. During the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, he served on the National Security Transition Team for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign. He is the Chair of the Europe Working Group for the John Hay Initiative and in 2016 served as a co-chair of the Europe policy team for the Marco Rubio presidential campaign. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Zbigniew Brzezinski Institute, the Richard G. Lugar Institute for Diplomacy and the Alexander Hamilton Society. His latest book, “The Unquiet Frontier,” co-authored with Jakub J. Grygiel, was published by Princeton University Press in 2016.