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Dr. Daniel A. Sharp, B.A., J.D. (Harvard Law)


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Dr. Daniel Sharp is a world-renowned attorney, executive leader, and a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He attended the University of California at Berkeley from 1949 – 1954 and earned a B.A. in International Relations, and later graduated in 1959 from the Harvard Law School at Harvard University. He has served on international advisory committees at Duke University, Georgetown University, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and was an Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Dr. Sharp has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and presently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Eisenhower Foundation. He concurrently serves as Chairman at Resilience LLC, and previously as CEO and President at the Royal Institution World Science Assembly (RiSci). He was U.S. Editor, European Business Journal, published a book and many chapters and various op-ed pieces on international public policy and business issues in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The International Herald Tribune. Fortune Magazine profiled Dr. Sharp as one of “25 who help the U.S. win.” His other leadership experience includes:

  • 2009 – present: President at Sharp LLC
  • 1995 – present: Member, National Committee for US-China Relations
  • 1980 – present: Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • 2010 – 2011: CEO, Resilience LLC and Speaker, The Infrastructure Security Partnership
  • 2008 – 2008: Forum Coordinator, Rule of Law Forum, World Justice Project
  • 2007 – 2009: Advisor at CollectiveIQ
  • 2007 – 2008: Consultant at BP
  • 1980 – 2008: Participant, Moderator and Speaker, Renaissance Weekends
  • 2007 – 2007: World-wide Director, Business Resilience at Unisys
  • 2001 – 2007: General Coordinator and Advisor to Secretary General, and Senior Fellow, The Club of Madrid
  • 1987 – 2002: President and Chief Executive Officer, The American Assembly, Columbia University
  • 2000 – 2001: General Coordinator, Conference on the Transition and Consolidation of Democracy, Spain with HM Juan Carlos and President Mikhail Gorbechev
  • 1992 – 2000: Board Member, Overseas Development Council
  • 1986 – 1996: Moderator for Executive Seminars, Aspen Institute
  • 1987 – 1990: Member, Advisory Board on Public Policy, Duke University
  • 1982 – 1989: Chair, Advisory Board, Council of the Americas
  • 1973 – 1988: Director, International and Public Affairs, Xerox
  • 1968 – 1970: Assistant Director, Director of Latin American Programs, Adlai Stevenson Institute, University of Chicago
  • 1961 – 1968: Senior Staff, Director of Staff Training, Peace Corps
  • 1960 – 1962: Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, San Francisco, California

Dr. Sharp’s seasoned professional skills and expertise include:

  • International Relations
  • Government Relations
  • Public Policy
  • Government Liaison
  • International Development
  • Non-profits
  • Organizational Resilience
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Conferences – converting talk into action
  • Public Speaking

Dr. Sharp’s senior executive memberships have included:

  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Chair, Advisory Board, Council of the Americas
  • Member, National Committee for US-China Relations
  • Member, Pacific Council on International Policy
  • Member, Advisory Board on Public Policy, Duke University
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, Karamah
  • Member, Conference Board, Council on Business Continuity and Crisis Management
  • Counselor to the Board, Institute for Innovation and Information Productivity
  • Chairman, Advisory Board, Institute for Large Scale Innovation

Dr. Sharp’s honours and awards include:

  • Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in Business
  • Who’s Who in the World

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Dr. Daniel A. Sharp is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.


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