Director of Communications and Content Strategy

Robert Nolan

Robert Nolan is the Corporation’s director of communications and content strategy, overseeing the production of digital and print materials highlighting the work of the Corporation and its grantees, as well as content dissemination, audience engagement and outreach. 

Previously he was editor-in-chief of new media at the Foreign Policy Association, and producer of the PBS television series Great Decisions in Foreign Policy. In this role, he interviewed heads of state, Nobel laureates, foreign ministers, and other key players on the global stage. He also produced the 2009 documentary From Pharaohs to Facebook: Egypt Today.

A former Peace Corps volunteer in Zimbabwe, Robert is the author of The Quest for African Unity: 50 Years of Independence and Interdependence, a monograph about the African Union, and he’s written extensively on African politics, transatlantic relations, the United Nations, and public engagement on U.S. foreign policy.

Robert is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the National Peace Corps Association. He is an alumnus of the European Union Visitors Program, served as a U.S. delegate to the Atlantic Council’s “Young Atlanticist” convening at the 2010 NATO summit in Lisbon, and was awarded a Democracy Fellowship by the Polish Foreign Ministry.

Robert holds an MSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School Journalism, and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.