Ambassador Kurt Volker is a leading expert in U.S. foreign and national security policy with some 30 years of experience in a variety of government, academic, and private sector capacities. Ambassador Volker serves as Executive Director of The McCain Institute for International Leadership, a part of Arizona State University based in Washington, DC. He is also a Senior Advisor at the Atlantic Council, a Trustee of IAU College in Aix-en-Provence, France, and a member of the International Advisory Board of USIP. He is a consultant to international business, a member of the Board of Directors of CG Funds Trust, and has previously served as Managing Director, International, for BGR Group. He has taught Transatlantic Relations at The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, and is a member of the School’s Board of Advisors. In July, 2017, Ambassador Volker was appointed U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations.