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.


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 CXO-level executives interpret, assess, and manage the impacts of changing macroeconomic trends, geopolitical shifts, and business model innovation on their corporate strategies. In this role, he has advised 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). 

Previously, Saha spent several years in the international economic development sector, with NGOs and think tanks, including serving as special assistant to the president of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and as a researcher at Harvard University's Hauser Institute for Civil Society. 

He holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MPP (international trade and finance) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 

Amelia Mae Wolf

Amelia M. Wolf is an intelligence analyst at Maxar Technologies, a Truman National Security Fellow, and president of the Carnegie New Leaders DC Chapter.

Formerly, she was a research analyst at a government contracting company and 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 PolicyThe National Interest, and Defense One. Her research has been featured in The New York TimesThe 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.

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.