James Lamond

Executive Director

James Lamond is the Executive Director of Trusted Future and brings deep experience in think tank management, research, and policy expertise. Prior to joining Trusted Future, James served as Director of the Democratic Resilience Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA); the Managing Director of the Moscow Project and a Resident Fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP); and the Director of Research and Policy at the National Security Network (NSN). James has also worked as a consultant advising major foundations, the United Nations, and Fortune 500 companies.

James is a frequent contributor to both policy journals and popular publications including The Washington PostForeign PolicySlateUSA TodayThe Daily BeastJust SecurityThe National InterestThe Guardian, and Newsweek. James received a bachelor’s degree in history from Rowan University and a Master of Science in global affairs from Rutgers University, where he also received a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst scholarship for study in Germany.