PRESIDENT

Conor Moran

Conor Moran
is responsible for global enterprise operations for Foursquare Labs. His prior work experience includes building data-driven research and insights for the world's leading alternative asset managers.

He is an active participant in many national and New York-area organizations including the United Nations Association where he serves as Vice Chair for their Young Professionals Board, iMentor, and the American Alpine Club.


ADVISORY COUNCIL

Waleed Alhariri

Waleed Alhariri heads the New York office of the Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies (SCSS), from where he leads the center's U.S.-based operations generally, including research and project development, and authors the Sana'a Center's monthly report "Yemen at the UN." He is also a fellow-in-residence at Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute.

Alhariri previously worked with the International Peace Institute in supporting the development of the Arab Forum for Citizenship in Transition project, and was a researcher and monitor of political and human rights developments with Human Rights Watch following Yemen’s 2011 uprising.

Joseph Amann

Joseph Amann is the portfolio analysis lead at Marlin Equity Partners in Los Angeles, where he oversees the firm's portfolio platform across global private equity investments.

Prior to Marlin, Amann lead the Investment analytics team at the Carlyle Group in Washington, DC for over three years. Before Carlyle, he worked at Morgan Stanley in New York for five years, most recently as a market risk manager of global credit products. Amann is the founder of the CNL DC program and a former Carnegie Council Trustee, Investment Committee member, and Pacific Delegate. He is a chartered alternative investment analyst and graduate of the University of Delaware with a major in finance and minor in political science.

Brett Buchness

Brett Buchness is a vice president and portfolio manager at BlackRock in New York, where he focuses on domestic and global fixed income opportunities.

Buchness' service with BlackRock dates back to 2007, when he joined the firm as part of the Summer Analyst Program. Prior to his time at BlackRock, he worked on the fixed income trading desk at Stifel Nicolaus. Buchness has been a member of the Carnegie New Leaders program since 2012. He is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce), and serves on the Madison Council of the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club and the Bideawee Young Professionals Committee. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). Buchness earned a BS degree with special attainments in commerce, cum laude, in business administration from Washington and Lee University.

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Henry Kegan is a public private partnerships manager with EverFi, a Washington, DC-based education technology company.

He was formerly an equity analyst with New York City-based Douglass Winthrop Advisors and an associate investment director with Boston-based Cambridge Associates, a global institutional investment consultant. Kegan began his career at The Scowcroft Group. He has a BA in English from Sewanee: The University of the South, and holds the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation. He is a member of the CFA Society of Washington, DC.

Brian Mateo

Brian Mateo serves as assistant dean of civic engagement at Bard College where he conceptualizes and implements strategies to provide civic engagement opportunities for students domestically, at Bard's international campuses and Early Colleges. Mateo works with faculty to develop and design curriculum to embed civic engagement into their syllabuses to establish a scholar-practitioner approach. 

He also serves as program director for the Study of U.S. Institutes on U.S. Foreign Policy, a program sponsored by the State Department Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs and works with the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program. He is also affiliated with the World Policy Institute as an associate fellow and a member of the United Nations Association.

Ronnie Saha

Ronnie Saha is a management consultant in Deloitte's Strategic Risk practice, where he helps organizations spot, assess, and manage the impacts of disruptive innovation, macroeconomic trends, and geopolitical shifts on their corporate strategies. In this role, he has advised C-suite executives in the financial services, health-care, pharmaceuticals, and public sectors.

Saha's consulting experience also includes providing economic consulting services to public financial institutions (ministries of finance, central banks) in emerging markets and advising global banks on regulatory matters (stress testing, capital and liquidity management). Saha has authored several opinion pieces and technical policy papers on macroeconomics, public finance, and political economy, including co-authoring the U.S. Agency for International Development's Guide to Public Financial Management.

Amelia Mae Wolf

Amelia Mae Wolf is an international affairs analyst at a government contracting company in the Washington, DC metro area and co-president of the Carnegie New Leaders DC Chapter.

Formerly, she was a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations where she covered conflict prevention and counterterrorism. Prior to that, Wolf was communications coordinator and writer at the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, an adjunct assistant professor at St. John’s University, and a board member for the Council for American Students in International Negotiations.

She has published articles on numerous topics including counterterrorism, mass atrocities, humanitarian intervention, women's rights, and peacekeeping in outlets such as Foreign Policy, The National Interest, and Defense One. Her research has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. Wolf has a BA in communications from Loyola University Maryland and an MS in global affairs from New York University, where she specialized in international law and human rights. She is currently earning a certificate in geographic information systems and geospatial technology from University of California, Los Angeles.

Kenneth Zoeller

Kenneth Zoeller is a global development communications director at TeachForAll, a global organization supporting nearly 50 country-level partner organizations that are each expanding the pipeline of leadership in education in their own countries. Through his work, Zoeller works with leading philanthropies, corporations, governments, and multilateral organizations to secure funding for the global organization and partners.

He previously worked in Washington, DC for 10 years, most recently as a foreign policy and political analyst with the international practice of a leading lobbying firm.

Zoeller holds an MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in international studies and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


CARNEGIE COUNCIL STAFF ADVISER

Devin Stewart

Devin T. Stewart is senior program director and senior fellow at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He first joined Carnegie Council as program director and senior fellow in 2006. He has been named a Truman Security Fellow and Next Generation Fellow, and an adjunct assistant professor in international affairs at Columbia University and New York University. He is also staff adviser for the Council's Carnegie New Leaders program.

From 2010 to 2012, Stewart was senior director of Corporate, Policy, and Lecture Programs (Global Programs) at Japan Society in New York and a Carnegie Council senior fellow. From 2006 to 2010, he was director of the Global Policy Innovations program at the Carnegie Council. Previously, he was assistant director of studies and Japan studies fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC and was affiliated with CSIS until 2010.

From 2000 to 2003, Stewart was a research associate at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI) and in 2004 a staff writer for the Daily Yomiuri (the Japan News) in Tokyo.

Stewart's writings have appeared in more than 10 languages in numerous publications, including Foreign Affairs, American Interest, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, SAIS Review, Ethics & International Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Current History, The Asahi Shimbun, and The National Interest. Stewart has peer reviewed academic articles for The China Quarterly and Ethics & International Affairs.