Crisis Group's Richard Atwood briefs Ambassador Council members on the report "Exploiting Disorder: Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State". CRISIS GROUP/Courtney Lobel
Crisis Group's Richard Atwood briefs Ambassador Council members on the report "Exploiting Disorder: Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State".CRISISGROUP/Courtney Lobel
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Ambassador Council

The Ambassador Council is a group of young leaders who bring their skills and experiences from diverse backgrounds to support a shared mission: preventing war and shaping peace.

The Member Experience

The Ambassador Council reflects values core to Crisis Group’s founding principles: through dialogue and inclusive representation, peace is possible. Join us in our mission. By committing to being an ambassador of our work and contributing their own expertise, Ambassador Council members support Crisis Group in its global mission to prevent and resolve deadly conflicts worldwide. The Ambassador Council provides valuable feedback, amplifies Crisis Group’s messaging, and expands Crisis Group’s network to increase the effectiveness of our advocacy. Together, we can make a difference.

Our passionate Co-Chairs lead four active branches in Brussels, London, New York and San-Francisco. AC members enjoy invitations to all CrisisCalls, breakfast briefings, screenings and roundtable discussions, as well as exclusive AC events, including Happy Hours with Crisis Group staff and Debate Club meetings.

AC members bring their own experiences and expertise to take part in lively discussions in an inclusive Global Debate Club.

Three engaging global committees directly involve AC members in Crisis Group’s work:

  • Advocacy Committee: amplifies Crisis Group’s voice by distributing publications to a wider audience through social media and members’ personal networks.
  • Comms Committee: adds value to Crisis Groups’ reports and briefings by providing feedback and new ideas to the Crisis Group Communications Team.
  • Events Committee: in cooperation with the Development Team, helps to select guest speakers and host events.

 

Meet Our Ambassador Council Members

Crisis Group is grateful for the generous support of its Ambassador Council. All Council members make a financial gift annually to Crisis Group, in addition to using their talents and influence to amplify our work.

Brussels Chair

Christina Bache Fidan

Christina Bache

Keep the Change Consulting

"The idea behind launching the Ambassador Council, bringing younger people who might not necessarily work on issues related to peace and security but who are deeply curious about them, closer to the International Crisis Group, was ingenious. Being a member of the Ambassador Council has enriched my understanding of how people from different professions approach matters of peace and security. I have the utmost respect for the International Crisis Group and am a proud member of the Ambassador Council."

London Co-Chairs

Gillian Lawie

BP plc
Grant Webster

Grant Webster

Ninety One

New York Chair

Joe Hill

VICE Media Group

Working as a journalist means that I'm constantly thrown into some of the world's most challenging political contexts. I've found that being a part of the Ambassador's Council and my talks with Crisis Group experts to be some of my only fool proof ways to understand what's unfolding around the world and how I can better do my job within that context.

- Joe Hill

Global Members

Khazer Almajali
James Blake
Damien Bruckard
Pierre Jean Dahaene
Darina Dvornichenko
Sabrina Edelman
Federico Firmian Manfredi
Ajla Hotic
Lauren Hurst
Reid Jacoby
Jennifer Kanyamibwa
Andrea Karlsson
Meera Kotak
David Litwak
Madison Malloch-Brown
Gillian Morris
Duncan Picard
Lorenzo Piras
Sofie Roehrig
Perfecto Sanchez
Rahul Sharma Sen
A.J. Twombly
Sherman Williams
Alexandra van Nievelt

 

Contact Us

To discuss membership, please contact: DevOps@crisisgroup.org

Christina Bache Fidan
The idea behind launching the Ambassador Council, bringing younger people who might not necessarily work on issues related to peace and security but who are deeply curious about them, closer to the International Crisis Group, was ingenious. Being a member of the Ambassador Council has enriched my understanding of how people from different professions approach matters of peace and security. I have the utmost respect for the International Crisis Group and am a proud member of the Ambassador Council.

Christina Bache

Keep the Change Consulting
31 January 2023
Working as a journalist means that I'm constantly thrown into some of the world's most challenging political contexts. I've found that being a part of the Ambassador's Council and my talks with Crisis Group experts to be some of my only fool proof ways to understand what's unfolding around the world and how I can better do my job within that context.

Joe Hill

VICE Media Group

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