John Sitilides

As a long-time diplomacy consultant to the U.S. State Department, frequent U.S. and international media commentator on geopolitics and national security, and former Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project, John is an esteemed keynote speaker. Specialising in geopolitics and global affairs under the Biden Administration, John helps audiences around the world better understand, anticipate, and mitigate geopolitical risk in a disrupted global industry and finance marketplace.

A: £15K & Over

John Sitilides, a Washington D.C. government affairs specialist and consultant to the Department of State, shares his insights into U.S. and global risk trends, developments and strategies before high-stakes decision makers and opinion leaders at investor, business and government conferences, forums and events.

In customized executive briefings, he explores the complex geopolitical decisions that impact markets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, helping corporate, investor and board director clients better understand and mitigate risk.

Sitilides chairs the State Department’s Advanced Area Studies Program for Greece, Turkey and Cyprus since 2006 (under a U.S. government contract) at the Foreign Service Institute, the primary training institution for American diplomats and other U.S. foreign policy professionals.

He served as Board Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project, directing policy, research & forecast analysis on U.S., NATO & EU geopolitical, commercial, and security interests throughout and bordering southeastern Europe, 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 is a regular media commentator on American politics and national security on broadcast, print and digital media. He has been interviewed on CNN, Fox News, CNN International, One America News and BBC News, and cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Bloomberg News, Politico, National Public Radio, and Institutional Investor.

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 Columbia University Club of Washington D.C., the Association of Former Senate Aides, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, and the New York State Society of Washington D.C.

John uses open-source intelligence to simplify multi-faceted foreign policy and international security concerns and developments, to deliver the most important knowledge and insights to help leadership audiences better understand, anticipate, and mitigate geopolitical risk in today’s global disrupted economic and financial landscape.

In these turbulent times of global geopolitical and geo-economic risk and continued financial uncertainty, my powerful open-source intelligence presentation can deliver to your client events valuable insights and thoughtful understanding of geopolitical trends in the near-term and over the horizon.

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