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Abraham M. Denmark Selected as New Vice President for Programs and Director of Studies at the Wilson Center

WASHINGTON–The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announced the selection of Abraham M. Denmark as the new Vice President for Programs and Director of Studies earlier this month. In this capacity, he will oversee the development and effectiveness of the Center’s programmatic framework and our outstanding program teams, deploying the Center’s insights and expertise to inform and shape the public debate on the state of international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

Prior to coming to Wilson, Mr. Denmark served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia. Before joining the Pentagon, Mr. Denmark held analytic positions at the National Bureau of Asian Research, the Center for a New American Security, and in the U.S. Intelligence Community. A Colorado native, Mr. Denmark received an M.A. from the University of Denver Korbel School for International Studies, and a B.A. with Honors from the University of Northern Colorado.

“Abe brings both extensive experience and a strong strategic vision to this role. For the last four years, Abe has worked at Wilson as Director of our Asia Program and as a Senior Fellow in our Kissinger Institute,” said Wilson Center President and CEO Ambassador Mark Green. “He will help the Wilson Center deploy our knowledge assets in ways to inform and shape the public debate.

Mr. Denmark’s predecessor as Vice President for Programs, Dr. Robert Litwak, will continue to serve at Wilson as Senior Vice President for Scholars. The Wilson Center will conduct an open search to recruit a new Director of the Asia Program.

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