Jason Israel is a Nonresident Fellow with the Transatlantic Leadership Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). He brings over two decades of experience in developing and facilitating leadership workshops, including scenario-based simulation exercises, with a focus on improving leadership and decision-making in complex settings.
He began his career as an officer on submarines and, remaining in the national security field, has served as an advisor within several organizations including the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the Pentagon, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Cyber Command, multiple U.S. embassies, and as a Director at the White House National Security Council, for which he received the Defense Superior Service Medal.
Passionate about working to address economic and racial inequity, he has held leadership positions within multiple social impact organizations around the world, including Baltimore Corps and South Baltimore Gateway Partnership in Maryland, Harvard in the Schools in Massachusetts, Nisida Prison Mentorship Program in Italy, and OzHarvest in Australia.
Currently based in Sydney, Jason is the Cyber Security Practice Lead for Partners in Performance Australia, a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney and the US Chamber of Commerce AmCham Academy, and a frequent media contributor offering analysis on leadership and global affairs including Sky News, ABC, The Interpreter, and Sydney Morning Herald. He is a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and holds degrees from the U.S. Naval Academy and Harvard University.