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Charles B. Curtis

NTI President Emeritus and Emeritus Board Member


Charles B. Curtis is NTI president emeritus, an emeritus board member and senior adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Before his nine years of service at NTI, Curtis served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the United Nations Foundation and was a partner in Hogan & Hartson, a Washington DC based law firm with domestic and international offices.

Curtis served as under secretary and, later, as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy from February 1994 to May 1997. He was chief operating officer of the Department and among other duties, had direct programmatic responsibility for all of the Department’s energy, science, technology and national security programs.

Curtis is a lawyer with more than 15 years’ practice experience and more than 18 years in government service. He was a founding partner of the Washington law firm Van Ness Feldman. Curtis served as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1977 to 1981 and has held positions on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations.