Douglas J. Bergner, president of Global Policy Group, consults with corporate clients on U.S. economic, trade, and financial policies; energy and environmental issues, Washington legislative and regulatory issues; U.S. relations with Europe and Asia; and business-government relations. Mr. Bergner was a co-founder of Global Policy Group in 1995.
Mr. Bergner was previously Director of Policy Programs with SRI International (formerly the Stanford Research Institute), where he was responsible for a research and consulting practice covering U.S. government policy for large international corporate clients. Prior to that, he worked for six years at the Public Affairs Council, a Washington-based industry association, where he was in charge of international public affairs and Washington government relations programs. Earlier positions included administering State Department-funded international political exchanges and research work at the Atlantic Council of the United States.
Mr. Bergner holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University’s Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (including one year of study in Bologna, Italy) and a B.A. in Government and International Relations from Carleton College. He has also studied at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and has done graduate study at the University of Bonn, Germany. Mr. Bergner lived in Europe for nearly four years (two in Germany) and has traveled extensively throughout Europe and East Asia. He speaks German (moderate fluency) and Italian (basic).