5th Washington Oil & Gas Forum 2019 Distinguished Confirmed Speakers Include


John Sitilides

Principal,Trilogy Advisors
Washington, DC

With global affairs increasingly marked by instability and disorder, military crises, diplomatic tensions, financial uncertainties and societal upheavals, knowledge that enhances global investment decisions and strategic business planning is more critical and valuable than ever.

John Sitilides, a Washington D.C. government affairs specialist and consultant to the Department of State as Principal at Trilogy Advisors LLC, shares his insights into U.S. and global geopolitical trends, developments and strategies before high-stakes decision makers and opinion leaders at investor, business and government conferences, forums and events. He explores the complex geopolitical decisions that impact markets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, helping investors and business audiences understand and mitigate against risk and disruption. 

Sitilides chairs the State Department’s Advanced Area Studies Program for Greece & Cyprus, in conjunction with the Turkey program (under a U.S. government contract since 2006), at the Foreign Service Institute, the Federal Government's primary training institution for American diplomats and other professionals of the U.S. foreign affairs community. He was Board Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project from 2005-2011, and has testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  

Sitilides has conducted hundreds of interviews on American politics, national security and global affairs by broadcast, print and digital media – including Fox News, CNN, CNN International, One America News and BBC News – and been cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Bloomberg News, Politico, National Public Radio, Institutional Investor, and other leading broadcast, print and digital media.

Sitilides served as Executive Director of the Western Policy Center, an international relations institute researching and forecasting U.S., NATO & EU political, commercial and security issues in southeastern Europe. He directed the center’s strategic planning, policy analysis, political and corporate communications, and financial management until he negotiated its 2004 merger with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.