John Sitilides geopolitics speaker
John Sitilides geopolitics speaker

John Sitilides

Washington-based Geopolitical Risk Expert

Speaker Themes

  • Global geopolitical risk
  • Geo-economic trends
  • US foreign policy
  • Diplomacy and strategy

Travels from

Washington, D.C., USA



John Sitilides is Principal at Trilogy Advisors LLC in Washington, D.C., specializing in U.S. government relations, geopolitical risk, and international affairs, and Senior Fellow, National Security Program, at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Delivering exclusive geopolitical risk reports, webcasts, and related products and services to institutional capital market and retail clients, he is a professional speaker at corporate, investor, and industry conferences, and before government, military and intelligence community audiences, on geopolitical risk management and the business impacts of international security policies. He explores the complex geopolitical and geo-economic decisions that impact markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and worldwide, helping corporate executives, investment managers and civic audiences better understand, anticipate, and mitigate risk.

Under a U.S. government contract since 2006, Sitilides is the Southern Europe Regional Coordinator at the Foreign Service Institute, the State Department’s professional development and diplomacy academy for American foreign policy professionals. He was Board Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project from 2005-2011, following seven years as Executive Director of the Western Policy Center, an international relations institute specializing in U.S., NATO and EU interests in southeastern Europe and the Middle East, until he negotiated its 2004 merger with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

He has testified before Congress and is a frequent national security commentator on U.S. and international media such as Bloomberg News, CNN, FOX News, CNN International, Newsmax and NewsNation, and has interviewed or cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, The National Interest, Politico, National Public Radio, Euromoney, Asia Times, Institutional Investor, South China Morning Post, and other leading print and digital media.

His domestic client portfolio includes industry leaders in real estate development, home construction and agribusiness, along with aviation and emerging technology companies, with a specialization in environmental regulatory reform and private property rights protection. He launched his career in the U.S. Senate and on a series of successful political campaigns.


John’s speaking topics include:

Washington and the World: The New Geopolitics of Great Power Rivalry

Geopolitics, Geo-Economics, and Great Power Threats to Global Supply Chains

The Big Picture: A Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Outlook

China, Russia, and America: Geopolitics & Geo-Economics in the Decade Ahead


“Your presentation on the geopolitical landscape was riveting and universally well-received. The knowledge you shared will help immensely in continuing to strengthen our company’s global trade operations and compliance.” —- Sol Brody, Vice President for Global Trade, Raytheon Corporation 

“Your presentation was absolutely fascinating and one of the most interesting presentations I have ever attended.” —- Christopher Gimson, Director, Aon Risk Solutions/Global Broking Centre

“The thoughtful, comprehensive, understandable and practical view you brought to the complex problems and issues revolving around geopolitics truly enlightened and engaged the audience at P&I’s Global Future of Retirement conference. Setting the tone on the second day of the event kept people talking, and your presentation was referred to numerous times by other speakers throughout the day.” —- Michael Ocrant, Director of Conference Programming, Pensions & Investments Inc.

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