Lyndsay C. Howard is senior analyst for foreign policy at Bloomberg LP and is foreign policy advisor to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. She is a founding delegate of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum. From 2019-2021, she was a Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS and Executive Director of the America and the Future of World Order Project where she oversaw the highly successful launch and serial meetings of the 16-member World Order Study Group under its Honorary Chairman, Dr. Henry A. Kissinger. While at SAIS, Ms. Howard was general editor for the preparation of the book manuscript and the 2021 publication of Dr. Kissinger’s Harvard senior honors thesis, The Meaning of History: Reflections of Spengler, Toynbee, and Kant.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Howard served as a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community for a decade, and was assigned to American Embassies in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. She was a member of the Intelligence Community Working Group that traced Islamic terrorist activities and identified their specific locations in Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. She was also on Secretary James A. Baker’s staff; in the Office of the White House Legal Advisor for National Security Affairs; and on the U.S. Delegation of the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty negotiation in Vienna. While in government, she received several Superior Honor and Achievement awards. One of two Western representatives who attended the decommissioning of the Semipalatinsk Soviet nuclear weapons test facility, Ms. Howard also led a research team on the UN/World Bank/USAID multibillion-dollar cleanup of the Aral Sea.
After leaving government, Ms. Howard established and led Pangaeia Group, a boutique strategic communications firm. She worked for the chairmen or principals of Access Industries, Lehman Brothers, the World Economic Forum, Lockheed Martin Telecommunications, and the Albright Stonebridge Group, among others. In that context, Ms. Howard was the founder and architect of the annual Caspian Corridor Conference Summits for energy ministers and business leaders which were held in London and co- sponsored by the EBRD, the London Stock Exchange Group, TheCityUK, the Office of the Lord Mayor, various British government agencies and Asia House. She served as an advisor to the chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Central Asia in the UK House of Lords and collaborated with three of the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys to the Caspian Region. Ms. Howard advised the President and Board of one of Kazakhstan’s leading universities, Almaty’s Narxoz University, and oversaw the revival of its historic name, legacy and rebranding.
Ms. Howard is on the board of People’s Symphony Concerts of New York and on the International Advisory Board of the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership; the Circle of Blue, a global water research nonprofit founded by journalists and scientists; and the Vector Center, an AI-powered environmental risk intelligence and analytics consultancy. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
Ms. Howard graduated cum laude from Vassar College’s Science, Technology, and Society program. She studied international relations, history and defense policy at Sciences Po and the Sorbonne in Paris; and at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva.