About John Sitilides

As global affairs are marked increasingly by powerful geopolitical forces; political, financial and economic disruption; financial uncertainty; diplomatic and military crises; societal upheavals and regional disorder, knowledge that enhances strategic corporate planning and global investment decisions is more critical, valuable and decisive than ever.

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John Sitilides, a Washington D.C. government affairs specialist and consultant to the Department of State, shares his insights into U.S. and global geopolitical trends, developments and strategies before high-stakes decision makers and opinion leaders at corporate, investor, university and government conferences, summits, forums and events. He explores the complex geopolitical decisions that impact markets in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, helping corporate executives, investment managers and civic audiences understand, anticipate and mitigate risk.

Sitilides chairs the State Department’s Advanced Area Studies Program for Southeastern Europe (under U.S. government contract since 2006) at the Foreign Service Institute, the primary training institution for American diplomats and other U.S. foreign affairs professionals. He served as Board Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project from 2005-2011.


As Principal at Trilogy Advisors LLC since 2005, Sitilides manages a government affairs portfolio specializing in environmental regulatory reform and private property rights. He has testified before Congress, and conducted scores of interviews on American politics, federal policies, national security and global affairs by broadcast, print and digital media – including CNN, Fox News, CNN International, One America News, BBC News and on Chinese, Russian, German, Brazilian, Turkish, Greek, Israeli, Arab, Kurdish & Armenian television, and been published or cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Bloomberg News, Politico, National Public Radio, Institutional Investor, among other leading broadcast, print and digital media.


Sitilides served as Executive Director of the Western Policy Center, an international relations institute researching and forecasting U.S., NATO & EU political, commercial and security issues in southeastern Europe. He directed the center’s strategic planning, policy analysis, political and corporate communications, and financial management until he negotiated its 2004 merger with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Sitilides serves on the Board of Directors of 3doo Inc., a VR360° media technology company; the Advanced Imaging Society, promoting the global film industry’s arts and technologies; International Orthodox Christian Charities, a global humanitarian organization; and Leadership 100, a national Greek Orthodox foundation.

He is a member of the Association of International Risk Intelligence Professionals; the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, the Columbia University Club of Washington, D.C., the Association of Former Senate Aides, the New York State Society of Washington D.C., and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. Sitilides holds a Master’s Degree in International and Public Affairs from Columbia University. He lives in McLean, VA with his wife, who is an attorney and businesswoman, and their four sons.