The Warsaw Security Forum is honored to announce the formation of the International Advisory Council, a group of distinguished foreign policy leaders who will advise and support the WSF in three key areas:

  1. The strategic direction of the Warsaw Security Forum’s development,

  2. The WSF’s outreach extension and relevance to the Transatlantic security debate,

  3. Developments in Council members’ states and work towards strengthening of relations between these states and Poland.

The IAC consists of seven members:

Catherine Ashton,  Global Fellow Woodrow Wilson Center, EU High Representative, Vice President of the European Commission (2009-2014), The United Kingdom

Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland (2018-2020)

LTG (Ret.) Ben Hodges, Pershing Chair, CEPA Partner, Berlin Global Advisors; Commanding general US Army Europe (2014 – 2017), USA

Dr. Hanna Hopko, Head of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (2014-2019), Ukraine

Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania (2012-2020), Lithuania

General (Ret.) David Petraeus, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2011-2012) Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (2010-2011), Commander of US Central Command (2008-2010), USA

Dr. Norbert Röttgen, Chair of the Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee, Germany

The IAC held its first meeting online with WSF leadership on 27th April, 2021. The Council’s support and advice will ensure the success of #WSF2021, as well as future editions of the WSF.