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Using a "network of experts" model, NBR conducts innovative programs and initiatives that provide exceptional insights for the executives and managers who must develop and execute sound business strategy in the Asia-Pacific. The Chairman’s Council allows corporate partners to engage more effectively in Asia and help inform U.S. policy choices toward the region, particularly on Capitol Hill.

For more information on the Chairman’s Council or on sponsorship opportunities with NBR, please contact:

Ken Barron
Development Director

Many companies have partnered with NBR over the years to advance independent research on issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia. Join us!

Chairman's Council

The Chairman’s Council is a select group of corporate partners and sponsors who have joined NBR in its mission to build bridges between the world’s top Asia experts and policymakers, and to develop policy-relevant research on a range of issues affecting U.S. relations with the region. NBR’s extensive interdisciplinary research agenda draws upon leading Asia specialists in fields such as politics, economy, energy, trade, national security, defense, and global health.

To learn more about the Chairman’s Council, or to join, please contact Ken Barron at or 206.632.7370.

Why join Chairman’s Council?

Chairman’s Council members support informed analysis on topics of public and private significance to the United States. The value NBR brings to understanding the Asia-Pacific and U.S. interests is clearly demonstrated by the organization’s network, research, and outreach.


Chevron Corporation

ConocoPhillips Company

Ernst & Young

ExxonMobil Corporation



Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

L-3 Communications

Microsoft Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Northrop Grumman International, Inc.

NBR’s Network

Employing NBR's “network of experts” model, subject matter experts from around the globe inform NBR's analytical reach and help bring actionable research directly to decision-makers on a range of strategic issues.

NBR’s Research

NBR provides independent, critical, policy-relevant research, analysis, and publications on a broad range of issues of strategic importance affecting U.S. relations with Asia.

NBR’s Outreach

NBR employs a comprehensive outreach strategy to reach top policymakers in Congress and in the executive branch as part of all programs, initiatives, and activities.

NBR is pleased to include Chairman’s Council members at high-profile events and meetings as well as provide opportunities for them to interact with NBR specialists. Additionally, NBR welcomes substantive input from Chairman’s Council members in the shaping of our innovative, forward-looking research agenda.

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"NBR's 'network of experts' model is an enormously effective way of having low overhead and optimal production of first-class analysis on topics of public interest."

George F. Russell, Chairman Emeritus, Russell Investment Group

Research Groups, Centers, and Chairs

Political and Security Affairs (PSA)

Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA)

Center for Health and Aging (CHA)

Slade Gorton International Policy Center

John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies

Kenneth B. and Anne H.H. Pyle Center for Northeast Asian Studies

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