Marc S. Ellenbogen

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Marc S. Ellenbogen
Marc Ellenbogen and Bill Clinton.jpg
Marc S. Ellenbogen with Bill Clinton
Born (1963-02-06) 6 February 1963 (age 56)
Heidelberg, Germany
EducationSyracuse (Maxwell School), Oxford (Magdalen College)

Marc S. Ellenbogen (born 6 February 1963 in Heidelberg) is an American businessman, diplomat and philanthropist, who is Chairman of the Global Panel Foundation [de][1] and President of the Prague Society.

Ellenbogen has spent nearly three decades seeking justice against former Communist officials and members of the Communist-era secret police. He is known for his efforts to fight against corruption in Central and Eastern Europe. A respected Ambassador once described Ellenbogen as "something akin to an anti-Communist Bounty Hunter."

He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the CERGE-EI Foundation (New York, USA), a Senior Associate at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Maxwell School (Syracuse, USA), and an Associate Fellow and Professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics (Windsor, Canada).[2]

He is a Member of the Board of Advisors of the American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR),[3] founded to bring the Czech Republic into NATO,[4] and serves as Adviser to, and Honorary Member of, the Oxford University European Affairs Society.[5] He is a Patron of the right-of-center Henry Jackson Society[6] and member of the German Foreign Press Association (Verein der Ausländischen Presse in Deutschland).[7]

At Syracuse, Ellenbogen served as student government comptroller and speaker, as student representative to the Board of Trustees and as president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.[8] He attended Heidelberg American High School, where he was also student body president.

He was an internationally syndicated columnist for United Press International (2004-2010); some 300 hard-hitting columns appeared in publications such as The Washington Times, The Globe and Mail, The Financial Times and German newspaper Die Welt.[9] As a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal for Entrepreneurial Finance, Pepperdine University, (Malibu, USA),[10] Mr. Ellenbogen collaborated on many publications and articles.

From 2004-2010 Ellenbogen served on the National Advisory Board of the US Democratic Party. He is a former Vice Chair & Founding Trustee of the Democratic Expat Leadership Council.[11]

In 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama nominated Ellenbogen to be Ambassador to Bulgaria.[12]

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  1. ^ "Home".
  2. ^ "Marc S. Ellenbogen". CERGE-EI Foundation. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  3. ^ "AFoCR Directors Attend Dinner at Mlýnec Restaurant, Prague, October 6, 2015 to Celebrate AFoCR's 20th Anniversary | American Friends of the Czech Republic". Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  4. ^ "History | American Friends of the Czech Republic". Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  5. ^ "Global Panel Foundation | Meeting the World in Person". Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  6. ^ "Henry Jackson Society | International Patrons". Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  7. ^ "VAP - Verein der ausländischen Presse in Deutschland | Mitgliederliste". Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  8. ^ "Syracuse University Magazine Summer 2004". 2012-12-11. Archived from the original on 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2017-01-10.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ "Marc S. Ellenbogen News | Quotes -". UPI. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  10. ^ "Editorial Board | The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance | Graziadio School of Business and Management | Pepperdine University". Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  11. ^ "Henry Jackson Society | International Patrons". Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  12. ^ "Tough Negotiator Ellenbogen to Become US Ambassador to Bulgaria - - Sofia News Agency". Retrieved 2017-01-10.