Leadership

Rodney C. Ewing, Co-director, CISAC

Rod Ewing is the Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security and a Co-director at the Center for International Security and Cooperation in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University. He is also the Edward H. Kraus Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan and a Regents’ Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico. Read more.

Colin Kahl, Co-director, CISAC

Colin H. Kahl is co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, the inaugural Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a Professor, by courtesy, in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. He is also a Strategic Consultant to the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.

From October 2014 to January 2017, he was Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President. In that position, he served as a senior advisor to President Obama and Vice President Biden on all matters related to U.S. foreign policy and national security affairs, and represented the Office of the Vice President as a standing member of the National Security Council Deputies’ Committee. Read more.

Harold Trinkunas, Deputy Director, CISAC

Harold Trinkunas is the Deputy Director of and a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Prior to arriving at Stanford, Dr. Trinkunas served as the Charles W. Robinson Chair and senior fellow and director of the Latin America Initiative in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on issues related to foreign policy, governance, and security, particularly in Latin America. Trinkunas has written on emerging powers and the international order, ungoverned spaces, terrorism financing, borders, energy security, drug policy and Internet governance. Read more.

Andrea Gray, Associate Director for Administration and Finance, CISAC

Andrea Gray joined CISAC in 2017 and serves as the Center’s Associate Director for Administration and Finance. Andrea started her career at Stanford in 2012 as a director at the Graduate School of Business responsible for delivering innovation and entrepreneurship programs internationally. In 2015, she moved to the School of Medicine as an internal consultant, supporting leadership at the School and two hospitals across a portfolio of initiatives in the areas of international strategy, graduate medical education, clinical expansion and faculty affairs. Prior to Stanford, Andrea managed a product line at a Fortune 500 company, helped lead a technology startup from conception to acquisition, worked as a strategy consultant, played a leadership role at a grassroots non-profit, and directed an educational foundation. Andrea holds a bachelor's degree from Queen's University in Canada. Read more.