James B. Cunningham
James B. Cunningham served as ambassador and deputy permanent representative to the United Nations (1999 -2004), consul general for Hong Kong and Macau (2005-2008), ambassador to Israel (2008-2011) and deputy ambassador and ambassador to Afghanistan (2011-2014). He is currently a consultant, an adjunct faculty member at Syracuse University's Maxwell School and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.
Board Member & President
Mark Clifford is a prize-winning journalist and author. In Hong Kong, he was publisher and editor-in-chief of The Standard and editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post as well as the executive director of the Asia Business Council. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Hong Kong, was a Walter Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University, and earned his undergraduate degree in history at the University of California Berkeley. His most recent book is The Greening of Asia.