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Glenn C. Nye III

Professor, The American Presidency


The Honorable Glenn Nye teaches The American Presidency course for the Leadership + the American Presidency program track, cosponsored by TFAS and the Ronald Reagan Institute in Washington, D.C.

Nye is the president & CEO of the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC) in Washington, D.C. CSPC is a nonpartisan think tank aiming to educate future public policy leaders while serving as an honest broker between the White House, Congress and private sector.

Nye is a former member of Congress who bridges the public policy and technology communities. He served Virginia’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he distinguished himself as a bipartisan legislator, ranking among the top-10 most independent voting members.

Nye served on the armed services, veterans and small business committees, chairing the Small Business subcommittee on contracting and technology. He was commended for consistent bipartisan support of a pro-growth economic environment, strong investments in national security and support of veterans and military families, thus earning the endorsements of the Chamber of Commerce, the NFIB and the VFW. He championed structural reforms to enhance the effectiveness of government and civility among citizens, including nonpartisan redistricting, and government spending reforms.

After serving in Congress, Nye became an advisor to technology companies, acting as liaison between executives and policymakers in the areas of data analysis and the personal data economy. Nye served as a senior advisor to Palantir Technologies, a leading Silicon Valley data analytics company and is an advisor at Datacoup, a personal data marketplace company. He is also a member of the board of advisors at FiscalNote, a government relations management software company and a member of the board of directors of iMMAP, a data analysis and mapping company serving the international development community.

After graduating from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Nye spent his early career as a U.S. diplomat serving the State Department and USAID in the Balkans, Southeast Asia, Afghanistan and the Middle East. He was recognized with a Superior Honor Award for brokering the release of an American held hostage by insurgents in Macedonia and participated in negotiations for the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. He also led economic and political stabilization operations supporting counterinsurgency missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Nye continues to enhance understanding between branches of government by lecturing about the behind-the-scenes workings of the U.S. Congress to members of the foreign policy community.

Nye is a member of the Congressional Leadership Council of the “Fix the Debt” campaign. He has written and led discussions on politics, security and digital technology issues as a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the U.S., a trans-Atlantic think tank.