Aaron Presnall

President, Jefferson Institute

Dr. Aaron Presnall is Founder and President of the Jefferson Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit corporation, and Lecturer at the University of Virginia, Department of Politics. Dr. Presnall has 25 years experience leading transformational efforts in security sector reform across Europe. Before joining the Jefferson Institute, he served with the EastWest Institute for seven years in Prague, then in Belgrade for three years as EastWest’s Regional Director of Southeast Europe. He is Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation project in the Arctic Social Sciences Program, and Principal Investigator on a Department of Defense Readiness R&D project to mature the operational integration of distance learning in mission rehearsals.