Gen. Petraeus is a Member of KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute. Prior to joining KKR, Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, including command of coalition forces in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Following his service in the military, Petraeus served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at CUNY's Macaulay Honors College, Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California and a non-resident Senior Fellow at Harvard University. Petraeus graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy and earned M.P.A. and Ph.D. degrees in international relations from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


Syracuse University (Board Chair): Dr. Zoli is the Research Director at Syracuse University’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, and a Research Assistant Professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship of Public Affairs. Her current research focuses on global security issues at the intersection of cultural studies and security policy, with additional interests in changing patterns of global conflict, asymmetric warfare and terrorism, and the role of international norms and institutions of governance in such developments.


Association of American Universities: Dr. Rawlings is the president of the Association of the American Universities, a nonprofit organization of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada. Prior to this position, Rawlings served as president of Cornell University from 1995 to 2003, and as interim president for one year between 2005 and 2006. He served as president of the University of Iowa from 1988 to 1995. Rawlings has written extensively on the culture of classical Greece, with a particular emphasis on Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War.


Georgetown University: Ambassador Russo is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. His public service and private sector experience spans over thirty years, having served in numerous senior positions in business, government and national politics. He was the United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean from 1986 through 1988. Russo is currently the president of Capital Finance, a Washington firm that specializes in the development and financing of projects in the Middle East.


University of Southern California: Dr. Lamy, a professor of international relations, is the vice dean for academic programs at USC Dornsife, the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Lamy earned his Ph.D. in international relations from the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver. His areas of expertise include international relations theory; foreign policy analysis; the foreign policies of the Western nation-states with an emphasis on Western European states, the U.S. and Canada; human security; and teaching and curriculum development in international relations.


Georgetown University: Dr. Temple recently completed six years as chair of the Department of English at Georgetown University, and has taught at Georgetown since 1994. Her teaching and research interests include 18th century British literature and culture, particularly the literature of women; cultural legal studies; history of intellectual property; and feminist jurisprudence. Her new book, Loving Justice: William Blackstone and the Origins of Anglo-American Law, will be finished Spring 2016. Temple received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and her J.D. from the Emory University School of Law.


University of Chicago: Larry McEnerney is the Director of University Writing Programs at the University of Chicago’s College, as well as the Resident Master of the College’s Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons East. McEnerney consults throughout the world for writing and communications; his clients include universities, institutes, governments, law firms, and businesses. He is also President of the Board of Graduate Arts & Sciences at the College of William & Mary. He received his MA from the University of Chicago.


Sam Houston State University: Dr. Biskupska is an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.  She is a specialist in war and violence in modern central and eastern Europe.  Before joining the faculty at Sam Houston, she received her PhD in history from Yale University and has served as a fellow of the Fulbright Program in Warsaw, Poland, and the Woodrow Wilson Center and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.  She has worked with the writing instruction of the Warrior-Scholar Project since 2013.


Yale University: Dr. Thompson is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Program of Humanities at Yale University’s Yale College.  Dr. Thompson designed the original curriculum for the WSP pilot course at Yale in 2012 and has been serving as a lecturer for the Yale WSP every year since the inception of the program.  


John Henry Silva is an entrepreneur and investor focused on life-saving solutions.  He has led strategic transformation at mission-driven institutions such as Tufts Health Ventures, ReMed Life Sciences, Partners Healthcare, iRobot Corporation, Aga Khan Fund, Millhouse Capital.  Silva served in the US Marine Corps at The White House, and graduated cum laude from Harvard University.


Robert Strassler is an independent scholar and businessman. He is currently the editor of the Landmark series of ancient historians. Four works have been published which are widely acclaimed for making ancient Greek historians accessible to modern readers through careful and thorough annotation and an imaginative format which includes, among other things, one hundred-forty maps. Four more works are under contract and underway.

He is a. graduate of Harvard University and its business school, and serves and has served on numerous boards. At this time he is a General Partner of Weston Associates in Great Barrington, Mass, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Medici Archive Project, former chair of the Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities, Inc., Chair Emeritus of the Board of Overseers of Bard College at Simon's Rock, and an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees for The National Humanities Center.

He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, an overseer of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, and a member of the Advisory Council to the Department of Astrophysics at Princeton University.


Lowry Pressly is a PhD candidate at Harvard University, where he teaches and writes on political theory, literature, and philosophy. He holds a BA from the University of Georgia, and a JD from Yale University School of Law. Lowry has been affiliated with the Warrior-Scholar Project since its inception in 2012.