Board Members

Marcus Mabry, President

Marcus Mabry is Editor at Large of The New York Times. He was previously based in London and Paris. Prior to coming to Europe in 2011, Mabry was the Associate National Editor of The New York Times, responsible for coverage of U.S. politics.

Marcus Mabry | Photo: Erica Lansner
Calvin Sims, First Vice President

Calvin Sims is currently a foreign affairs columnist for GlobalPost and serves as president and CEO of International House, which has a mission to train leaders for the global community. 

Calvin Sims
Abigail Pesta, Second Vice President

Abigail Pesta is an award-winning journalist who has lived and worked around the world, from London to Hong Kong. Her investigative and feature reporting has been published in global publications including The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, NBC News, The New York Times, Marie Claire, New York Magazine, Glamour, The Atlantic and Newsweek.

Abigail Pesta
Pancho Bernasconi, Third Vice President

Pancho Bernasconi has 30 years of experience in photojournalism. He has worked for the Chicago TribuneThe New York Times and Getty Images. He has worked with the Eddie Adams Workshop, the Hondros Fund, and the CPJ to help ensure the next generation of photojournalists have the skills, freedom and access to inform and challenge. 

Pancho Bernasconi
Tim Ferguson, Treasurer

Tim Ferguson is Editor of Forbes Asia, the English-language pub–lication of Forbes magazine in the Asia/Pacific region. He also oversees the Asian online content and is based in the company’s New York headquarters.

Tim Ferguson
Deidre Depke, Secretary

Deidre Depke has been a reporter and editor in New York for 25 years, working as senior news editor at Business Weekmagazine, as the foreign editor and an assistant managing editor for Newsweek magazine and as the editor ofNewsweek.com and The Daily Beast. In addition, she worked as the general manager for The Week.com,...

Deidre Depke
Jacqueline Albert-Simon, Active Board

Jacqueline Albert-Simon is U.S. Bureau Chief and Associate Editor of Politique Internationale and has spent three decades reporting, analyzing U.S. foreign policy for French and other European readers of PI.

Jacqueline Albert-Simon
Rukmini Callimachi, Active Board

Rukmini Callimachi is a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. Before joining the Times in 2014, she spent the previous seven years in Africa, covering a 20-country beat as the West Africa bureau chief for The Associated Press. Her job involved parachuting into countries in the hours after a coup d'etat, as well as chronicling some of the continent's most complex conflicts.

Rukmini Callimachi
Jane Ciabattari, Active Board

As a long-time contributing editor to Parade magazine, Jane Ciabattari reported from Brussels, Havana, Hong Kong, London, Marrakesh, Paris, Prague, Rome and Shanghai.

Jane Ciabattari
Chris Dickey, Active Board

Chris Dickey is the foreign editor of The Daily Beast, based in Paris. Previously he was the Paris bureau chief for The Daily Beast and for Newsweek Magazine. He served as the Washington Post bureau chief in Cairo, and before that in Mexico City, where he took his first posting as a foreign correspondent in 1980. He is the author of four nonfiction books and two novels.

Chris Dickey, photo: Peter Turley