Jonathan Silverthorne is the Director of the Millennium Leadership Program at the Atlantic Council, where he develops and manages a portfolio of emerging leaders initiatives. In this role, he created and currently leads the Council’s Millennium Fellowship, a network of exceptional rising leaders from around the world, and the Take Point Initiative, which supports post-9/11 veterans transitioning to careers in foreign policy, national security, and nonprofit leadership. He is a proud recipient of the HillVets 100 award in 2015 which recognizes the one hundred most influential and impactful veterans, service members, and supporters.
From 2009 to 2011, Jonathan worked at the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of International Affairs, leading DHS-wide coordination of Central American policy and working with the White House and Interagency to strengthen regional partnerships and expand security assistance. From 2008 to 2009, Jonathan worked on the Obama campaign, coordinating the campaign’s grassroots fundraising on the East Coast, and at the Presidential Inaugural Committee, helping to organize the committee’s National Day of Service. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a BA in history. He speaks fluent French and Russian and conversational Arabic.