David A. Merkel

David A. Merkel
Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins Center for Transatlantic Relations
Managing Director of Summit International Advisors

Mr. Merkel has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Director for European and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council in the White House, Senior Director for Central Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department ; and International Counselor to the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies Social Science Foundation at the University of Denver and American University School of International Studies Dean’s Council in Washington, D.C.

He holds degrees in Economics and International Relations and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London) and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.