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Our Board of Directors

Jonathan Weisstub, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Jonathan Weisstub is currently a Senior Resident at Massey College at the University of Toronto and serves as a strategic advisor to a number of publicly traded companies. Most recently, he was the Executive Vice President, Corporate Development for Infrastructure Ontario where he was responsible for the privatization and review of a number of significant assets of the Province of Ontario. Prior to this appointment, he led government wide expenditure management initiatives for the Province’s $120 billion budget, as Assistant Deputy Minister and Head of the Program Review Secretariat within the Ontario Ministry of Finance. Mr. Weisstub also served as Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Gabriel Resources, a TSX listed gold company with a market capitalization of approximately $1 billion. Prior to joining Gabriel Resources, he practiced with the law firm of Stikeman Elliott LLP in the area of securities and corporate law, specializing in public and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity transactions and corporate finance. Mr. Weisstub has also served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada, from 2004 – 2006. Mr. Weisstub has a B.A. from McGill University, an M.Phil in Politics from Oxford University, and a law degree from the University of Toronto.  


Jonathan Tepperman, Vice Chairman of the Board

Mr. Jonathan Tepperman has been the Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs magazine since February 2011. Mr. Tepperman first joined Foreign Affairs 
as a junior editor in 1998 and spent several years there before moving on to Newsweek International. There he served as Deputy Editor and ran (at various times) the Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America sections, oversaw special projects, and wrote cover stories, opinion pieces, and a regular style column. Mr. Tepperman writes frequently about international politics for a range of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and others. In 2013, he served as a guest columnist for the International Herald Tribune. He is the co-editor of a number of books, including The US vs Al Qaeda: A History of the War on Terror and Iran and the Bomb: Solving the Persian Puzzle, and is currently writing a book on how to solve some of the world’s toughest problems.


David J. Kramer, Treasurer of the Board

Mr. David J. Kramer joined the McCain Institute as Senior Director for Human Rights and Democracy in November 2014. Before that, he served for four years as President of Freedom House. Prior to that, he was a Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Kramer served eight years in the US Department of State, including as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (responsible for Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus affairs as well as regional non-proliferation issues); and Professional Staff Member in the Secretary’s Office of Policy Planning; and Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for Global Affairs. Kramer has been an Adjunct Professor at the Elliott School for International Affairs at The George Washington University. 

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