Dr. Richard Ponzio

Director and Senior Fellow

Just Security 2020, Stimson Center

Dr. Richard Ponzio is Director of Just Security 2020 and Senior Fellow at The Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. Previously, he led the Global Governance Program at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, where he directed the Albright-Gambari Commission with the Stimson Center. Earlier, Dr. Ponzio served as Senior Adviser in the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he conceptualized and coordinated Secretary Hillary Clinton’s and later John Kerry’s New Silk Road initiative. Widely published, he has served in senior peacebuilding roles with the United Nations in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, New York, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and the Solomon Islands. He received a doctorate in politics and international relations from the University of Oxford on a Clarendon scholarship.