Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, AFPC and ISDP
Svante E. Cornell is a co-founder and Director of the Institute for Security and Development Policy. He is the Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, the Joint Center operated by ISDP in cooperation with the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC). Dr. Cornell is also a Senior Fellow for Eurasia at AFPC. He is the Editor in Chief of the Joint Center’s bi-weekly publications, the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst and Turkey Analyst, and oversees the Joint Center’s Silk Road Papers series of occasional papers. Dr.Cornell previously served as an Associate Professor of Government at Uppsala University and Associate Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He was educated at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and holds a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University. He is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Military Science and a Policy Advisor to JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Policy. Dr. Cornell is the author of several books, and his articles have appeared in numerous leading academic and policy journals as well as the U.S., European, and regional press.