President, Cambridge Global Advisors; Robert F. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Social Sciences, US Military Academy/West Point; Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School
Douglas Lute is president of Cambridge Global Advisors, the Robert F. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Social Sciences at US Military Academy/West Point, and a senior fellow at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. From 2013 to 2017, he was US ambassador to NATO. Lute served on the National Security Council under President Obama as the White House’s senior official focusing on South Asia, and under President Bush as assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor to coordinate the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before retiring from the Army as a lieutenant general in 2010, he was director of operations (J3) on the Joint Staff.