John Sitilides
Geopolitical Strategist at Diplomacy Consultant to U.S. Department of State


John Sitilides, a Washington D.C. geopolitical strategist and diplomacy consultant to the U.S. Department of State, shares his insights into U.S. and global risk trends, international threat assessments and geopolitical strategies before C-suite executives, high-stakes decision makers and opinion leaders at investor, corporate and government conferences and events.

In customized briefings, he explores the complex political and geo-economic decisions that impact markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and worldwide, helping clients better understand, anticipate, and mitigate risk.

Under a U.S. government contract since 2006, Sitilides chairs the Advanced Area Studies program for Southern Europe at the Foreign Service Institute, the State Department's professional development and diplomacy academy for senior U.S. diplomats and foreign policy professionals.

He has testified before Congress and is a regular media commentator on national security and American politics on broadcast, print and digital media. He has been interviewed on CNN, FOX News, CNN International, Bloomberg News, One America News, BBC News, and on Chinese, Russian, German, Turkish, Israeli & Arab television, and cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Politico, National Public Radio and Institutional Investor, among other major media outlets.

He is a member of the Association of International Risk Intelligence Professionals, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, the New York State Society of Washington D.C., the Columbia University Club of Washington, D.C., and the Association of Former Senate Aides.

Sitilides holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs, specializing in International Security Policy, from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

Agenda Sessions

  • The great reset: Cold War 2, geo-politics and global strategies after the crises