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Susan Eisenhower

Emeritus Board Member

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Susan Eisenhower serves as president of the Eisenhower Group, Inc., which provides strategic counsel on political and business projects. Eisenhower was a founding director and the first president of the Eisenhower Institute, where she became known for her work in the former Soviet Union and in the energy field. She is currently the Eisenhower Institute’s chairman of leadership and public policy programs.

Eisenhower has consulted for major corporations and has served on many government task forces, including the NASA Advisory Council, the Department of Energy’s Baker-Cutler Commission on U.S.-funded nuclear nonproliferation programs in Russia, and the National Academy of Sciences' standing Committee on International Security and Arms Control. She is currently a member of the Secretary of Energy’s Task Force on Nuclear Energy. Eisenhower has authored three books, two of which, Breaking Free and Mrs. Ike, appeared on regional bestseller lists. She has also edited four collected volumes on regional security issues, most recently Partners in Space: U.S.-Russian Cooperation after the Cold War.

Eisenhower has been a fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government's Institute of Politics and a distinguished fellow at the Nixon Center. She currently sits on the board of the Energy Future Coalition and is an advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy and the Air Force Academy's Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies.

She serves as a regular commentator on television and has provided analysis for CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, the BBC and all three network morning programs.