Blaise Misztal

Former Fellow

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Blaise Misztal was a fellow at Hudson Institute from 2019 through 2020.

Biography

Blaise Misztal was a fellow at Hudson Institute from 2019 through 2020. His research program focused on the Middle East, Europe, and strategic competition.

Before joining Hudson, Misztal served as the Executive Director of the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, a congressionally mandated project convened by the U.S. Institute of Peace. Prior to that, he was director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s national security program where he managed a team responsible for researching and developing policy recommendations concerning a variety of national security issues, including Iran and its nuclear program, U.S.-Turkey relations, cybersecurity, countering extremism, and state fragility. He has testified before Congress and published widely—including op-eds in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New Republic, and Roll Call. In addition, Misztal wrote and directed the 2009 “Cyber ShockWave” simulation that aired on CNN.

Misztal holds an M.Phil. in political science from Yale and an A.B. with honors from the University of Chicago.

He is a native Polish speaker.

20
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Connecting Development with Diplomacy: Ambassador Karen Pierce on the U.K.'s New Approach to Aid
Featured Speakers:
Dame Karen Pierce DCMG
Blaise Misztal
20
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Connecting Development with Diplomacy: Ambassador Karen Pierce on the U.K.'s New Approach to Aid

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Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with United Kingdom Ambassador to

Featured Speakers:
Dame Karen Pierce DCMG
Blaise Misztal
02
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | International Cooperation for Development and Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons Learned From COVID-19
Featured Speakers:
James Richardson
Shinichi Saida
Blaise Misztal
Nobuhiro Aizawa
02
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | International Cooperation for Development and Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons Learned From COVID-19

**__This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 2.__**

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with government represent

Featured Speakers:
James Richardson
Shinichi Saida
Blaise Misztal
Nobuhiro Aizawa
29
May 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick on America's Foreign Assistance Leadership
Featured Speakers:
Bonnie Glick
Blaise Misztal
29
May 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick on America's Foreign Assistance Leadership

**__Please be advised: This event will be premiering at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 29. You may view this event on Hudson’s website at this link.__*

Featured Speakers:
Bonnie Glick
Blaise Misztal
28
April 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Age of Pandemic
Featured Speakers:
Blaise Misztal
Heather Nauert
Torrey Taussig
Daniel Twining
28
April 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Age of Pandemic

**__Please be advised: This event will be premiering at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, April 28.__**

The COVID-19 pandemic is erupting at a time when democ

Featured Speakers:
Blaise Misztal
Heather Nauert
Torrey Taussig
Daniel Twining
31
March 2020
Past Event
Video Livestream | How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Impact Great Power Competition?
Featured Speakers:
Eric Brown
Michael Doran
Blaise Misztal
Nadia Schadlow
31
March 2020
Past Event
Video Livestream | How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Impact Great Power Competition?

Hudson experts discuss how the novel coronavirus pandemic is shaping strategic competition.

Featured Speakers:
Eric Brown
Michael Doran
Blaise Misztal
Nadia Schadlow
11
December 2019
Past Event
Iran's Deadly Repression and the U.S. Response
Featured Speakers:
Tony Badran
Michael Doran
Mariam Memarsadeghi
Blaise Misztal
11
December 2019
Past Event
Iran's Deadly Repression and the U.S. Response

Join Hudson Institute for a panel discussion on the situation in Iran and its implications for U.S. foreign policy.

Featured Speakers:
Tony Badran
Michael Doran
Mariam Memarsadeghi
Blaise Misztal
09
December 2019
Past Event
Book Discussion: Shatter the Nations - ISIS and the War for the Caliphate
Featured Speakers:
Mike Giglio
Blaise Misztal
09
December 2019
Past Event
Book Discussion: Shatter the Nations - ISIS and the War for the Caliphate

During the peak of its barbarism, ISIS controlled a vast territory stretching through Iraq and Syria, with ISIS-inspired attacks reaching as far as Eu

Featured Speakers:
Mike Giglio
Blaise Misztal
25
November 2019
Past Event
Multilateral Institutions: Indispensable or Irrelevant to Global Peace and Prosperity?
Featured Speakers:
Liselotte Odgaard
H.E. Martin Bille Hermann
Kathryn Lavelle
Blaise Misztal
Eli Whitney Debevoise
25
November 2019
Past Event
Multilateral Institutions: Indispensable or Irrelevant to Global Peace and Prosperity?

Hudson Institute will host a discussion on the relevance of multilateral institutions in today’s world.

Featured Speakers:
Liselotte Odgaard
H.E. Martin Bille Hermann
Kathryn Lavelle
Blaise Misztal
Eli Whitney Debevoise
15
October 2019
Past Event
After the Syrian Pullback: What Next for U.S. Middle East Policy?
Featured Speakers:
Blaise Misztal
Mike Doran
Mary Beth Long
Mark Kimmitt
Ali Rogin
15
October 2019
Past Event
After the Syrian Pullback: What Next for U.S. Middle East Policy?

Experts discuss U.S. withdrawal from Northern Syria

Featured Speakers:
Blaise Misztal
Mike Doran
Mary Beth Long
Mark Kimmitt
Ali Rogin
07
October 2019
Past Event
Protecting American Interests in Fragile States
Featured Speakers:
James Richardson
Raphael Carland
Jessica Trisko Darden
Rob Jenkins
Rachel Kleinfeld
Blaise Misztal
Ken Weinstein
A Syrian rebel fighter checks his phone next to a tank in a rebel training camp near the Bab al-Hawa crossing between Iblib province and Turkey. (Getty Images)
07
October 2019
Past Event
Protecting American Interests in Fragile States

Experts discuss U.S. foreign assistance

A Syrian rebel fighter checks his phone next to a tank in a rebel training camp near the Bab al-Hawa crossing between Iblib province and Turkey. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
James Richardson
Raphael Carland
Jessica Trisko Darden
Rob Jenkins
Rachel Kleinfeld
Blaise Misztal
Ken Weinstein
06
June 2019
Past Event
The Future of U.S.-Africa Relations: A Conversation with Assistant Secretary of State Tibor Nagy
Featured Speakers:
Mvemba Dizolele
Blaise Misztal
Tibor Nagy
Ken Weinstein
Joshua Meservey
Ambassador Rama Yade
Getty Images
06
June 2019
Past Event
The Future of U.S.-Africa Relations: A Conversation with Assistant Secretary of State Tibor Nagy

Experts discuss U.S.-Africa relations

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Featured Speakers:
Mvemba Dizolele
Blaise Misztal
Tibor Nagy
Ken Weinstein
Joshua Meservey
Ambassador Rama Yade
22
May 2019
Past Event
Under Pressure: The Trajectory of U.S.-Turkish Relations
Featured Speakers:
Svante Cornell
Alan Makovsky
Lisel Hintz
Blaise Misztal
Lee Smith
 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) listens to Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) during the G20 Summit's Plenary Meeting on November 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
22
May 2019
Past Event
Under Pressure: The Trajectory of U.S.-Turkish Relations

Experts discuss Turkey and U.S.-Turkish relations

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) listens to Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) during the G20 Summit's Plenary Meeting on November 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Featured Speakers:
Svante Cornell
Alan Makovsky
Lisel Hintz
Blaise Misztal
Lee Smith
29
April 2019
Past Event
Withdrawal or Realignment? The Future of U.S. Middle East Policy After 2020
Featured Speakers:
Nadia Bilbassy-Charters
Gordon G. Chang
Blaise Misztal
Mike Pregent
Anna Borshchevskaya
29
April 2019
Past Event
Withdrawal or Realignment? The Future of U.S. Middle East Policy After 2020

Experts discuss U.S. Middle East Policy

Featured Speakers:
Nadia Bilbassy-Charters
Gordon G. Chang
Blaise Misztal
Mike Pregent
Anna Borshchevskaya
Vice President of Lombardy Region Fabrizio Sala speaks during a press conference with members of a Chinese medical team at Milan Malpensa Airport on March 18, 2020 in Ferno, Italy.
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Vice President of Lombardy Region Fabrizio Sala speaks during a press conference with members of a Chinese medical team at Milan Malpensa Airport on March 18, 2020 in Ferno, Italy.
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